John Abraham Was The First Choice For The Makers As Director Siddharth Anand Says He Was The ‘Perfect Antagonist To Pathaan’

He termed John's character a perfect antagonist to 'Pathaan',

Pathaan is set to release on January 25, 2023, which is full of drama and action which is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra. It stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone in lead roles and will have John Abraham as antagonist. It showcases an undercover police official and drug lord. Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani have worked on its music.

It will be released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu. The much-awaited teaser from Pathaan was released on Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday. It blew the viewers away with SRK’s action and style as he comes back on screen as a leading character after four years. 

“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,” IANS quoted Siddharth Anand as saying.

The director added, “He was our first and only choice, and we were certain that we wanted a villain that they would cherish forever. 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.”

Terming John’s character a perfect antagonist to ‘Pathaan’, Siddharth stated, “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.”


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