John is playing the role of gangster Manya Surve, while Anil Kapoor is playing the role of a cop in the film. According to a leading daily, it happened so that while shooting an action sequence, Kapoor shot a blank bullet (minus metallic lead) that was meant to be shot from a minimum distance of 15 feet, from a distance of only 1.5 feet.
The shot burst into flames due to the close range, that hit John with a higher intensity. Fortunately, the bullet did not hit John's neck and simply grazed the left side of his neck. Resulting to this, John fell on his right. Had it hit his neck, it would have been all over for the actor. John got a little injured and reportedly, the wound is still there on his neck.