Pathaan To Get A Prequel? John Abraham Reveals
Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan has been winning hearts across the world, but one thing that all the fans didn’t fail to notice was John Abraham’s performance in the film. We have no doubt about the fact that he stole the anti-hero role and no one could have done it better.
After acknowledging all the attention that is coming his way, John Abraham now hopes that producer Aditya Chopra brings Jim back and tells the world his backstory. He said it would be “great if Aditya Chopra wants to tell the world how good a super-spy he was and how he became a ruthless mercenary later”.
In Pathaan, John Abraham plays the leader of notorious Outfit X, a band of deadly gun-toting mercenaries on hire. Speaking about the response for his role in Pathaan, he said, “It is incredible the amount of love that I have been receiving for playing Jim in Pathaan! As an actor, I only work for the love of audiences and fans. Records and milestones are a huge bonus and I’m grateful that Pathaan is such a historic blockbuster. I didn’t expect that people would love my character so much that they want more of Jim to be given to them.”
Talking about the love he’s receiving from people, he adds, “I’m astounded by the number of messages I’m getting daily on my social media about how there should be a prequel to Jim. When people almost always root for the hero, and that hero is Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan, it is hugely gratifying that people are rooting for the anti-hero too!
Talking about his character Jim, John says, “Jim is a refreshingly suave villain, with very well etched out characterisation that dives into why he became what he became! Imagine the pain he endured, imagine the hurt that broke him and turned him into the man he became. To me, Jim was a very powerful character and yes, it would be great if Aditya Chopra wants to bring him back and tell the world how good a super-spy he was and how he became a ruthless mercenary later!”
Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Siddharth Anand’s ‘Pathaan’ has become the first film to make $100 mn without any release in China.