John shooting in the chawls for Hook Ya Crook

MUMBAI: John Abraham is slumming it, literally. The actor who shot for New York in the Big Apple and in Miami for Dostana, has shifted gears. He has only been shooting in the chawls of Mumbai for David Dhawan’s Hook Ya Crook. "That’s life," says Abraham. "Most people think that actors lead a very cool life. But most times we shoot in very exacting circumstances. But I can adjust anywhere and since I love acting, the surroundings don’t really bother me."  

All of February Abraham will be shooting in Mumbai for this film. A schedule was planned in Hyderabad, but that has been cancelled. Rumours were floating that the Indian cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be a part of this film. However, John clarified, "Nothing is fixed. First, let me tell you that this film is not a cricket film. It’s about these crooks in a jail who plan a cricket match. And that’s where the rumors originated as Mahi and I are good friends."

As of now, the first part of the film is being shot. Shooting details have been kept under wraps but not the fun elements that are there in every set of Dhawan. Dhawan has been known to get the best out of difficult actors like Govinda, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt and compared to all of them Abraham is very disciplined. So, with the shooting going as per schedule, the masti on the sets between the director and the actor is at its prime.