In a video shared by YRF, John answered quite a few fan questions on Pathaan, his epic body transformation, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Siddharth Anand and his long association with Aditya Chopra. He also expressed his surprise over his bare-body shot in Pathaan trailer.
Talking about SRK, John said that the entire world wants to see Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen, including himself. He then went on to talk about his face-off with SRK. “When Pathaan clashes with Jim, expect fireworks, expect something out of the ordinary, expect larger than life action, an edge of the seat kind of thriller experience,” he said.
When asked about his experience of working with Deepika, John said, “I know Deepika as a person and I know she is a lovely person. She is of course gorgeous. I love her family; they are all lovely human beings. Deepika has travelled a lot and I am always happy to see her successful because I am so fond of this girl. She is a sweetheart. For people who don’t know Deepika, she is one of the nicest human beings and I think that is what makes me gravitate towards her because she is such a nice girl and I will always wish the best for her.”
John also shared his desire to work with Siddharth Anand and said, “I think Sid and I need to work more often because I am in love with the director that he is. He looks out for his actors; I heard that about Sid but I also experienced it. He has got a child-like and impatient quality about him, but he knows what he is talking about, he knows what he wants. I don’t know how many big screen Hollywood style directors left at that level and I guess Sid is one of the few Last Man Standing. So, it will be great to work with him again.”
Speaking about his collaboration with Aditya Chopra, John said that he is the only person who he trusts intrinsically. “So, when he says John trust me and do this, it will work for you, I believe what he says because he means it and I have done Dhoom with him which was a career defining film in my life,” he added.
What made @TheJohnAbraham play a cold-blooded, menacing, evil force of nature Jim – #Pathaan’s villain? Watch John… https://t.co/I111EAMptV
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Pathaan is all set to release in theatres on January 25 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.