Reflecting on the first anniversary of the release of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan, John Abraham, who portrayed the antagonist in the film, shared profound sentiments about its impact on the Hindi film industry. In an interview with ANI, John conveyed that the movie carries a sense of nostalgia, signifying a pivotal moment for both him personally and the entire film fraternity. He emphasized that Pathaan played a vital role in revitalizing the industry, reinstating respect and glory to Bollywood.
“The anniversary of Pathaan will always evoke nostalgia for me on a personal level and for the Hindi film industry because this film marked our resurgence as an industry,” shared John. He went on to mention, “Pathaan brought back a lot of respect and glory to the industry.”
According to the actor, Pathaan served as a game-changer, reshaping perceptions and emotions while charting a new course for the Hindi film industry. John expressed deep gratitude for the overwhelming love and support he received for his portrayal of the anti-hero in the film, underscoring that the audience’s affection holds a special place in his heart. “I will always cherish the memories of Pathaan because this industry is my home. The love I have received for Pathaan is incredible,” he expressed.
Looking forward, John conveyed his desire to continue being part of the YRF Spy Universe and contribute to the cinematic landscape, aiming to satisfy audiences with his craft. Pathaan, recognized as a significant blockbuster in the history of Indian cinema, marked its one-year anniversary on January 25, solidifying its position as a transformative force in Bollywood.