It’s well known that John Abraham is a complete teetotaler. However, for Sanjay Gupta’s forthcoming ‘Shootout At Wadala’, the actor took a drunken scene a little too seriously and decided to drink some champagne for the real effect.
As reported by Hindustan Times, Abraham was to shoot a particularly emotional scene for the movie which required him to act as if he had been drinking. In order to get into the skin of his character, Manya Surve, Abraham took to champagne, “The idea was to feel the agony Manya is going through at that point. I very occasionally drink champagne, but I can�۪t stand the smell of alcohol. Still, I was completely in favour of drinking for the scene”. The scene was one which co-starred Kangna Ranaut and was a particularly lengthy one. Abraham laughed that because he was so drunk, he didn’t realise the length of the scene and that it was achieved in just one cut.
Gupta himself described the incident, “The last thing I wanted to do was make a teetotaler like John drink. But it only shows how deeply he is involved in the film. He has completely surrendered himself to me as an actor”.