Exc! Rajeev on working with John Abraham

Working with John Abraham was almost like a ‘dream come true’ moment for actor Rajeev Pillai. Being a fitness freak and football lover Pillai has always looked up to Bollywood’s handsome hunk John Abraham and sharing screen space with the star himself was almost a dreamlike experience for him.
In an exclusive conversation with ETimes, Rajeev Pillai opened up about working with John for their upcoming Bollywood film ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’.

Rajeev Pillai who has roped in to play an important character in ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’ shares that John Abraham was warm and welcoming on the sets, “He was happy to hear that I was from Kerala. He introduced me to our director and was so excited to share that I was from Kerala.”

The action-packed cop drama is a sequel to its 2018 hit film. The film is gearing up to release in the cinemas on Eid. When asked about his character in the film, Pillai said, “ I am playing a negative character. And all my combinations are with John Abraham sir.” The actor chose to stay tight-lipped about the details and said that all he could share at this juncture is that his character is not a good guy.

However, when asked about his experience working with John Abraham, Pillai couldn’t stop gushing. “John sir had many bare body sequences in the film. After every shot, he would rush to the preview monitor and check two things; one – if his performance was good enough or not and then he would closely observe if his physique in the action sequences were up to the bar. As I am a fitness enthusiast, he would ask me for suggestions about the physique part. He is so grounded that he would take my suggestions seriously and wouldn’t even mind going for a retake. I couldn’t believe that a star like him would give ear to my suggestions! And the crew used to wonder what we were discussing! John Abraham would say to his crew that ‘those are secrets only Rajeev and I could understand!’,” he added.

Pillai also revealed that they bonded over football and fitness and most of their chats were around it. The actor signed off on a positive note sharing that he hopes the sequel emerges as a blockbuster similar to its prequel.

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