John Abraham takes a step back from comedy films, decides to focus on actiontext_fields
Mumbai: After Pathaan became a blockbuster, John Abraham is changing tracks in his career. He has backed out of a comedy film to focus on the action genre because his villain character Jim in Pathaan was loved by audiences and critics.
A source close to the project said that John was looking to diversify his lineup with comedy and masala entertainers. "He had signed on for 100% directed by Sajid Khan and was in advanced talks for Awara Pagal Deewana 2. But the success of Pathaan has changed it all and John isn’t in the mood to do a comedy film anytime soon."
The actor has backed out of 100%, and the conversations of Awara Pagal Deewana 2 have taken a back seat with the makers already exploring other options, reported Pinkvilla.
The action hero is planning to strategise his next two years with a focus on the action genre.
"The hunt is on and we would have an update on a film or two from John in a month’s time in this space. It’s also a work in progress for a spin-off to his character of Jim and mostly, the film will go into production in the next two years. Yash Raj Films and John have discussed this idea and believe the character has enough potential to blow big," added the source.
In 2023, John will be seen in a Dinesh Vijan production, Tehran. He is also working on a geo-political thriller directed by Shivam Nair. More announcements are expected in the next couple of months.