Siddharth Anand, who has helmed Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film Pathaan, stated that John Abraham was his first and solely alternative for the position of the villain within the movie. The director stated that he needed somebody who’s ruthless and the “excellent reverse of Pathaan”.
Siddharth stated, “For Pathaan to be bigger than life, we would have liked to have a towering villain who’s equally bigger than life. We needed somebody who’s ruthless and suave, and instructions an electrical presence on display screen. So, the villain in Pathaan was written maintaining John Abraham in thoughts.”
He added, “He (John) was our first and solely alternative, and we had been sure that we needed a villain that the viewers would cherish endlessly. I’m delighted to see the response that individuals have showered on John as he takes on Shah Rukh Khan in a blood-soaked, adrenaline-pumping rivalry that can be epic in each sense potential. John is the proper reverse of Pathaan on display screen and we’ve made their rivalry look deliciously fringe of the seat. It will likely be one hell of an exhilarating showdown.”
Earlier, Siddharth Anand had opened up about Shah Rukh Khan’s transformation for Pathaan and stated, “Shah Rukh Khan has pushed his physique to breaking level for Pathaan. So, all of the love that he’s getting for Pathaan’s teaser, he deserves all that and rather more. I bear in mind after I first met him on Pathaan, we mentioned how bodily difficult it is going to be for him and he was recreation from the get go and it exhibits on display screen.”
Pathaan is all set to launch on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.