Actor John Abraham, who stars as the antagonist in Shah Rukh Khan's box office blockbuster 'Pathaan', recently during the film's success event wittily corrected a fan who was cheering "Shah Rukh Khan is back."
Shah Rukh's latest release 'Pathaan' has concluded the Bollywood superstar's 4-year long hiatus and has proved to be a box-office breaker.
During the event, when one of the fans shouted "Shah Rukh is back," to which John gave a witty reply. He said, "Just one correction. Shah Rukh Khan isn't back. He had just gone for a loo break."
SRK also revealed the story behind taking a break for 4 long years to do a film.
He said, "The four, actually 2 years have some good parts and some bad parts like in all our lives because of Covid. This is exactly the same for me. I didn't work, I wanted to be with the children. The good thing was for the first time I could see my children grow, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. I could spend time with my family and friends. The second good thing was my last film didn't work, and people started saying that now my films.
He jokingly said, "I thought of an alternative business. And thought of opening a restaurant and for that started cooking. I started cooking to open a restaurant. And thought to name it Red Chillies food eatery. Then I learned to cook Italian cuisine and that went well."
He added, "Siddharth who loves to eat and for 10 days I made him ear pizza as he was not happy with my work. The good thing was that also when I came to know that John is doing Pathaan with me. I have never worked with him. We have done small endorsements together. John is a very old friend of mine, when I came to Mumbai we got to know each other but unfortunately we have not worked together."
Shah Rukh Khan continued, "Its nice to be back. I am not in a hurry to finish the film. Its always been my desire to spread happiness among people and make films to entertain. Whenever I fail to do so, nobody feels as bad as me. I am very happy that I was able to spread the happiness and especially to those who are close to my heart - Aditya Chopra and Siddharth. And those who gave me the opportunity as you will notice the film is a very big film, it will be an expensive film. But to get me and give me a chance to come at the time I was not working and allow me to be a part of this film. I will ever ever be grateful to Aditya Chopra and Siddharth. And also to Deepika. I have forgotten those 4 years in these 4 days."
John Abraham also shared his experience working with Shah Rukh. He said, "I got to work with Shah Rukh for the first time. I don't think he is an actor anymore he is an emotion. It is wonderful to have Shah Rukh back like this after 4 years. Earlier I felt like I was an action hero, but I think Shah Rukh Khan today is the number 1 action hero of the country. It's going to be my biggest hit for a long time."
John Abraham received a lot of appreciation for his negative portrayal in the film.
During the event, SRK mentioned John Abraham as the backbone of the film and appreciated his work.
'Pathaan' is on a record-breaking run at the domestic and overseas box office as it collected Rs 542 crore gross worldwide in just 5 days.
Helmed by Siddharth Anand, 'Pathaan', which was released on January 25, also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in the lead roles. Apart from "seeti maar" dialogues and high-octane action scenes, it's Salman Khan's extended cameo as Tiger that has made the film more special.
It is the fourth instalment in the YRF Spy Universe and is SRK's comeback film after Zero (2018). The film has created history as it has overtaken SS Rajamouli's 'Baahubali 2' and Yash starrer 'KGF 2' to become the fastest film to enter Rs 200 crore club. It collected Rs 429 crore gross worldwide in four days, said production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) on Sunday.
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