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Will there be a prequel to John Abraham's Jim from Pathaan? Siddharth Anand reveals!

Jim, a character played by John Abraham in Pathaan, calls for a prequel in the YRF Spy Universe, according to Siddharth Anand.

Will there be a prequel to John Abraham's Jim from Pathaan? Siddharth Anand reveals!
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Last Updated: 06.38 PM, Feb 01, 2023


Shah Rukh Khan stars as the title character in Siddharth Anand's Pathaan, which also stars Deepika Padukone as Rubina Mohsin, or Rubai, an ISI agent, and John Abraham as Jim, the film's main antagonist. At the Pathaan success meet on Monday in Mumbai, SRK acknowledged that Jim is the film's "backbone" and that the public loves John's portrayal of the character.

Siddharth Anand highlighted John's character in a recent interview, claiming that he might very well be alive and make a comeback to the YRF Spy Universe. He also discussed the potential of Jim's prequel movie with War's Kabir, played by Hrithik Roshan. Jim and Kabir were partners before the former turned rogue, as was shown in Pathaan.

Talking to Pinkvilla, the filmmaker said, "I feel, Jim’s character does warrant a prequel. It’s a universe and you can do anything with the characters – it’s a playground. You can have a prequel to Jim.. oh wait, what if Jim is not dead? What if there’s a harness that pulls a parachute?"

There were rumours that Hrithik will make a cameo appearance as Kabir in Pathaan because Salman Khan reprised his title role from his Tiger movie in an action-packed scene. Anand added when explaining why this didn't happen in the movie, "Obviously, there was a thought back then, but since we just started amalgamating this universe, it’s too early to bring everyone together. There should be a little thirst for getting this combination, but of course, this crossover will happen."

Pathaan is the fourth film in the YRF Spy Universe after Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, and War. The next film in this series is Tiger 3, slated to release on Diwali 2023. 

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