Bollywood action hero, John Abraham has been cast as the villain opposite Shah Rukh Khan in his upcoming movie, Pathan. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathan also stars Deepika Padukone. The release of the film is yet unknown.

John Abraham already has a strong fan base. He was last seen in Batla House and Pagalpanti. To see him play a character who is the stark opposite to those in all his previous films in which he plays a hero will be extremely interesting to watch. In fact, John claims that this is what drew him to the role! To make the jump from his previous gold-hearted characters to a ruthless and immoral villain will be a fun challenge for John to take on. However, John is no novice to a grey shaded character. His role as thief Kabir in Dhoom was revolutionary.

Pathan will also mark the return of the Badshah back in Bollywood. It will be Shah Rukh Khan’s first movie after his commercially unsuccessful, Zero. Seeing him on the silver screen after nearly two years is something that we are all looking forward to. We can’t wait to get the first look of Pathan already!