"When I first read the script, I said it's not possible for me to do the film. The image that people had about John Abraham, John also had the same perception about himself. So I said John Abraham cannot play Manya Surve," the 40-year-old said here in an interview.
However, later he took it up as a challenge.
"I was very worried, scared, stressed but I said it was a make-or-break situation for me in my life. If I can play Manya Surve, I will change my image as an actor and I decided to do it. I decided to take up this role and I did it," said the actor seen in films like "Dhoom">Dhoom", "Water" and "Force".