John Abraham will be seen next in Nishikant Kamat's 'Rocky Handsome' and if sources are to be believed, the actor is eager to reach out to the South Indian audience with remakes of the action drama.
Sources suggest that filmmakers down South have shown interest in acquiring the film's remake rights in Tamil and Telugu. Although South stars are being considered to be part of the projects, John is apparently keen on featuring in them.
"He feels this action entertainer is the perfect platform for him to make an entry into the South. He understands what kind of films work there, and believes that it would be best to star in the remakes," says a source.
In the film, John will be seen opposite his 'Welcome Back' co-star Shruti Haasan, playing a man out on a revenge mission against drug mafia after they take away an eight-year-old girl with whom he shares a special bond. Its 3.05-minute trailer, packed with high-octane action scenes, was launched on Saturday.
If everything goes as per plan, Nishikant will direct the Tamil and Telugu versions of 'Rocky Handsome'. John remained unavailable for a comment, but a source close to him explains, "Currently, everything is in the planning stage, but if John makes his South debut, he would also recommend Nishikant's name as director. He has been singing praises about the director and the effort that he has put in to make the Hindi film. So, it would only be apt to let him helm the remakes too."