A unit source informed, “During the recently concluded Hyderabad schedule of Hook Ya Crook, a simple scene was shot on John Abraham, which didn"t require much acting histrionics. But John was simply not getting his lines right. After many retakes, he started getting his lines right but he was unable to match his facial expressions for the same. Then again many retakes followed. David Dhawan, who has acted with best and worst of the Bollywood"s acting talents is generally known to be a cool chap when it comes to handling such situations, but then, even he began to run out of patience. When one more shot went kaput, he simply yelled in desperation, and avoiding lambasting John in front of everyone and to cool of his own temper, he announced for a long break."
There is joke doing around in the industry circles for months now that during the boom time, when a filmmaker went to approach John Abraham, he quoted Rs.12 crore as his fee. Bemused, the director who had earlier directed him in a multi-starrer super dud, had hit back saying are you charging Rs.1 crore per expression since you have only 12 expressions on your face while you act?