John Abraham’s Pathaan character warrants a prequel, says Siddharth Anand: ‘What if Jim just isn’t lifeless?’

Filmmaker Siddharth Anand has been basking within the field workplace success of his newest film Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The motion movie is backed by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films (YRF), which has additionally produced spy movies comparable to War (2019) and Salman Khan’s Tiger franchise. In a brand new interview, Siddharth spoke concerning the YRF Spy Universe, which boasts of characters like Tiger (Salman Khan), Zoya (Katrina Kaif), Kabir (Hrithik Roshan), Pathaan (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rubai (Deepika Padukone); and teased a prequel on John Abraham’s Pathaan character, Jim. Also learn: John Abraham remembers nearly kissing Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan

Siddharth additionally spoke about how the crossover between Salman’s Tiger and Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan was producer Aditya Chopra’s concept. While Shah Rukh’s comeback in a number one function has garnered love from followers, John Abraham’s portrayal of the antagonist in Pathaan, Jim, has additionally grabbed consideration.

When requested if there may very well be a movie with Jim’s again story, Siddharth advised Pinkvilla, “It should be, but it’s too early to talk about anything. I feel, Jim’s character does warrant a prequel.” The filmmaker also teased that the prequel could explore the bond shared by John’s Jim and Hrithik Roshan’s Kabir (War) from an earlier time, which was teased in Pathaan. When asked if a spy film with a Hrithik-John crossover was possible, Siddharth said, “Ya, why not, anything can happen. It’s a universe (YRF Spy Universe) and you can do anything with the characters – it’s a playground. You can have a prequel to Jim.. oh wait, what if Jim is not dead? What if there’s a harness that pulls a parachute?”

Pathaan has grow to be the largest grosser of Hindi cinema with 634 crore worldwide in seven days, registering the best ever first week assortment for a Hindi movie. Pathaan was launched on January 25. During a latest media interplay with Pathaan’s crew, John not solely ended stories of tiff with Shah Rukh Khan, he additionally referred to as Shah Rukh ‘the largest motion hero of India’. “I used to think I am an action hero, but today Shah Rukh is the biggest action hero in the country. He is so good at action and I remember I told him that you are the national treasure of the country and I can’t hit you. Overall, he was just confident and fantastic with action sequences. Pathaan will be my biggest hit for a long time,” John had mentioned.

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