Actor John Abraham talked about Shah Rukh Khan for the time since reports of his tiff with the Pathaan co-star surfaced. On Thursday, Yash Raj Films released a video of John answering a few questions ahead of Pathaan’s release. During the chat, John said that he, along with the nation, wants to see Shah Rukh on the big screen. Read also: Shah Rukh Khan praises ‘gentle giant’ John Abraham
Pathaan is directed by Siddharth Anand and will be released on January 25. In the movie Shah Rukh Khan plays a soldier who takes down a terrorist group led by John to save India. It also stars Deepika Padukone.
In a recent video on YouTube, when asked about his thoughts on Shah Rukh’s return to the screen after four years, John said, “I don’t think only the whole nation has missed him. I think the whole world has missed Shah Rukh Khan on screen, including myself. I think he’s more than good because he’s fantastic in this movie.”
Earlier, John had written a note about the receipt of the Pathaan trailer, but without any mention of his co-star. It read, “In my years in cinema, this moment, right here… right now, is a special moment. It’s amazing that you showered so much love on Pathaan’s trailer. A lot of hard work went into making this one. It is a biggie. Adi has always given me some of my best roles and I can’t wait for you to see what Siddharth Anand has done with me and the film!”
It all started with multiple reports suggesting that things were not going well between John and Shah Rukh. Reportedly, John was angry about the latest version of Pathaan, which allegedly ruined his equation with Shah Rukh. What fueled the rumors was John’s video of an event where he casually dodged a question about Shah Rukh’s physique in Pathaan.
However, recently in a chat shared by YRF, Shah Rukh praised John as a “gentle giant.” He said, “I met him many times when he was making a movie or we wanted to make a movie together and this happened by chance. I was really excited for him to do it and he was kind enough to do a part where he’s really a bad guy. He’s a top star. He’s got his own franchises and he’s done these really cool action movies and to decide to do a movie where he’s a bad guy, you know, that takes a lot of guts.