In the film, John Abraham is the villain to SRK’S hero in the action packed film and the director recently revealed that only John could have played the role with elan.
Siddharth says, “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 was our first and only choice, and we were certain that we wanted a villain that they would cherish forever.”
“John Abraham is THE antagonist, THE villain of Pathaan. And I have always believed in the fact that the villain’s projection should be as big, if not bigger than that of the hero’s. Only when the villain is massive can the tussle between them be spectacular. And we have an extraordinary battle when SRK takes on John! We wanted to present John in a super slick avatar,” the director says.
He adds, “I’m 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.”
ICYMI here is the teaser
Pathaan is set to release in cinemas only on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.