John Abraham Was Not Supposed To Make Pathaan Entry To ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’


Theater audiences and bollywood buffs can never forget John Abraham’s superb introduction as Jim in Pathaan. Fans even hailed it to be one of the best villain introduction in the history of Hindi cinema. A villain must command attention, fear, or even admiration from their very first scene. And John’s introduction does exactly what was needed. But with John Abraham’s suave attitude and swag, credit for such a huge impact of the intro scene must goes to the filmmaker Siddharth Anand’s idea of making him whistle the tune of India’s most popular patriotic song ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’.

Interestingly, this song was not their first choice. In an interview, filmmaker Siddharth Anand revealed that ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’ was not their first choice for John’s introduction sequence. “Ideally we wanted to play National anthem but you can’t whistle on it. That’s wrong, so we then went ahead with this song instead. And it just was so apt and it just worked out so well”, Siddharth Anand revealed.

“We are so fortunate to have found the song like that and done it with so much conviction. I was really excited when this thought of using ‘Ae Watan Ke Logo’ actually came about. In fact we were also toying with the idea of should he sing it or whistle it. But finally we went ahead with the whistle and it has so much swag to it”, Siddharth added further. No matter the story, the tune coupled with John’s conviction really did wonders for the film and fans.

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