The makers of Pathaan revealed a motion poster that features John Abraham as the film's villain. The clip starts off with a bomb blast and then reveals Abraham, holding a gun while all around him are sparks and flame.
Director Siddharth Anand said, "Every announcement of Pathaan is like revealing a piece of an epic puzzle, in front of the curious eyes of the fans and audiences, leading right up to our release day. We aspire for every asset of Pathaan to be a big talking point mainly because, we, fortunately, have the content to create that buzz."
Describing Abraham's role, Anand said, "John Abraham is THE antagonist, THE villain of Pathaan. And I have always believed in the fact that the villain's projection should be as big, if not bigger than that of the hero. Only when the villain is massive, can the tussle between them be spectacular. And we have an extraordinary battle when SRK [Shah Rukh Khan] takes on John! We wanted to present John in a super slick avatar."
So far, first looks have been revealed for the characters played by Khan, Abraham and Deepika Padukone. "This truly is just the tip of the iceberg and I can assure you that nothing can prepare you for the action spectacle that is coming your way," Anand promised.
Pathaan is scheduled to release on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.