Shah Rukh Khan heaps praises on ‘gentle giant’ John Abraham amid experiences of tiff: ‘He known as me nationwide treasure’


Actor Shah Rukh Khan might be seen at loggerheads with John Abraham of their upcoming motion movie, Pathaan. Amid the rumours of their real-life tiff, Shah Rukh lately opened up about working with John. He revealed how John refused to punch him throughout the shoot and known as him a ‘national treasure.’ Additionally learn: John Abraham pens a word about Pathaan amid experiences that ‘all will not be okay’ between him and Shah Rukh Khan

Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan stars Shah Rukh as a soldier named Pathaan, who ends his ‘hiatus’ as he’s known as to take down a terrorist outfit led by John Abraham. Deepika Padukone joins Shah Rukh in his mission.

Now speaking in regards to the movie, Shah Rukh in a chat session, shared on Yash Raj Movie’s YouTube account, shared his ideas on John taking part in a unfavorable function. He recalled how he has recognized John since he shifted to Mumbai and have become mates. Describing him as ‘shy, very quiet and reculsive’, Shah Rukh stated he was eager on seeing John in Pathaan.

“I met him many times when he was doing a film or we wanting to do a film together and this happened per chance. I was very keen he does it and he was kind enough to do a role where he is really a bad guy. He is a top star. He has his own franchises happening and he has got these really cool action films happening and to decide to take on a film where he is a bad guy, you know, so takes a lot of guts,” he added. Shah Rukh additionally shared whereas most actors refuse to play antagonists in movies, John is totally different. “Takes a lot of confidence in your own self, especially when I see in the Hindi film scenario. Heroes don’t play bad guys. I’d love to play a bad guy. I gained deep respect for him.”

“It was nice working with him and all so I realised he is a gentle giant. You know when we were doing action and everything. He says…he called me a national treasure and said, ‘I will not hurt you.’ I said you can, it’s ok. He is very shy and I had to do a lot of convincing to tell him it’s ok, you can punch me and I won’t get hurt. I think he is so proficient in action. He really helped me look nice you know, in body language. It was very kind of him. I think when you are doing a film with a co-star like John, there is a lot to learn from him. Being the star that he is and the respect that he has for me,” stated the famous person. He signed off with these phrases: “I hope when Pathaan comes out, one of the most liked characters, genuinely is John’s. I really wish it because it takes a lot of guts to do what he has done as an actor and as a star,” Shah Rukh shared his work expertise with John of their first movie collectively.

Beforehand, experiences prompt issues weren’t alright between John and Shah Rukh. Reportedly, John was upset in regards to the ultimate minimize of Pathaan which could have strained his equation with Shah Rukh. What fuelled the rumours was John’s look at an occasion the place he dodged a query relating to Shah Rukh Khan’s physique in Pathaan. Later John penned a word on Pathaan.

Pathaan will launch on January 25.

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