John does hardcore, raw action in Race 2
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Dec 24, 2012 - 12:24 IST
John Abraham got the tag of 'Action Abraham' after doing some heavy-duty action scenes in Force. Now in his next biggie Race 2, John has taken action to another level altogether.
The actor known for his chiseled physique will be seen doing hardcore, raw action in Race 2 directed by Abbas-Mustan. He will be seen in a cage fight sequence in the film where he is pitted against a 300 pound South African professional fighter.
John trained with stunt director Peter Heins and two Vietnamese fighters for almost 2 months to get his kicks and flexibility right. Among other things, the trio trained John in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and has even managed to do a split in the film something similar to Hollywood action star Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Needless to say all the hardcore action took a toll on John's body. The actor hurt his back badly, cracked his shin bone and navicular bone in the ankle area and had to take a two week break from action. But as they say No Pain...No Gain!
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