Siddharth Anand talks about John Abraham‘s role in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Pathan. Siddharth Anand, who directed Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film Pathaan, said that John Abraham was his first and only choice for the role of the villain in the film. The director said he wanted someone who was ruthless and “perfect opposite of Pathaan”.
Siddharth said, “For Pathaan to be larger than life, we needed to have a towering villain who is equally larger than life. We wanted someone who is ruthless and suave, and commands an electric presence on screen. So, the villain in Pathaan was written keeping John Abraham in mind.
He added, “He (John) was our first and only choice, and we were certain that we wanted a villain that the audience would cherish forever. I am delighted to see the response that people have showered on John as he takes on Shah Rukh Khan in a blood-soaked, adrenaline-pumping rivalry that will be epic in every sense possible. John is the perfect opposite of Pathaan on screen and we have made their rivalry look deliciously edge of the seat. It will be one hell of a thrilling showdown.”
Earlier, Siddharth Anand had opened up about Shah Rukh Khan’s transformation for Pathaan, saying, “Shah Rukh Khan has pushed his body to breaking point for Pathaan. So, as much love for Pathaan’s teaser as possible.” He is getting it, he deserves it all and more. I remember when I first met him at Pathaan, we discussed how physically difficult it would be for him and he was in the game from the beginning and it shows on the screen.
Earlier, the three actors took to their social media sites to share a new motion poster of the film featuring Deepika. In the poster, the actress can be seen holding a gun as she fires it.
Sharing the poster, SRK wrote “Guns and grace galore. @deepikapadukone is all that and more! Celebrate #Pathaan with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 25th January, 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. @TheJohnAbraham| #SiddharthAnand | @yrf| #6MonthsToPathaan. Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathaan is slated to hit the theaters on January 25, 2023.