John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh behind bars

MUMBAI: Bonhomie on a set goes a long way in making a film a big success. Stories of John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan bonding first on the sets of Dhoom and then Dostana, reflected well on the screen and the chemistry ensured a good collection at the box office.

Likewise, the jodi of Neil Nitin Mukesh and John Abraham started on the right note for their film, New York. John said, “It was a 90 day schedule and we two along with our director Kabir Khan just hung out together post the shooting. We were all in New York, away from home and I think we ate the best food.”

Kabir Khan added, “John was on a high protein diet. He used to have eggs and steamed fish daily. We would all hit the Japanese restaurants around the city and have our fill of the healthiest food.”

Neil had his own take. He said, “While we were eating the best of food, we were also busy developing a lot of muscle weight. And I had to shoot for Jail on my return and I had to look a little under nourished. So John helped me with the exercise regime.”

But now that they are all back in India and shooting for their respective films, they still have something in common. While Kabir Khan is knee deep in the post production of the film and is currently editing the scenes where John is confined to a jail, his lead actors are in similar situations, shooting for films that have a prison backdrop. Neil is shooting for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail, while John is in Hyderabad for David Dhawan’s Hook Ya Crook.

And this is what Khan had to say, when he learnt of his two actors shooting behind bars, “I guess its natural justice. The boys need to pay for their sins they committed in New York. So it is natural they have been thrown into jails. And now that should keep people guessing about what we were up to in the Big Bad Apple.”

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