"She is a child after all, and there was no reason why she had to see all the action being actually shot in front of her eyes," informs our source from Rocky Handsome, "It is a different thing when you see that on screen because there it is all cool and sexy. However, you can't have kids under 12 years old be exposed to such kicks and punches at the actual shoot. We made sure that Diya was not around on the sets while John was beating the pulp out of the antagonists."
The premise of the film necessitated though that John did indulge in some action when Diya too was on the scene.
"Such shots were taken separately," says producer Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment, who has made the film in association with John Abraham, "It was ensured that there were bare minimum shots where John, Diya and action were in the same frame. Diya had to be safeguarded by all means. It was non-negotiable. Period."
Meanwhile, good care was taken that for female audience in general across all age groups; the action never took a gory turn.
What further pleased John was the word of assurance that he got from Diya herself.
"When Diya saw the film while dubbing, she said – 'John sir, yeh action bahaut achcha hai'. These words mattered to me the most, and over and above anyone and everyone else's," smiles John before signing off.