Nishikant Kamath's 2011 directorial venture Force brought the Jism actor in the action space. "For me, coincidentally, the action space is open... the space for a raw action hero. I am not one of those heroes who jump on cables... I do raw action. I think the last guy who did it was Sunny Deol in Ghayal. So I want to occupy that space," the 40-year-old maintained. It will be for the third time that John will work with Gupta, after Zinda and Shootout at Wadala. John has expressed his desire to work with Akshay Kumar, another actor hero, again.
"I would love to work with Akshay. With Akshay the film that we should do together should be like Garam Masala or Desi Boyz. I feel Akshay and I share same positive energy. We get along very well. So whatever we do I guarantee it will work," he said.