Vijay, who plays the antagonist in Jawan, recounted an incident where he was unable to approach a girl he had a crush on because she was infatuated with Shah Rukh Khan.He then humorously said, “When I was in school, I was in love with a girl. But she didn’t know. Every Jaanu has a Ram after all (reference to his 2018 film ’96). But that girl was in love with SRK. It has taken these many years to have myrevenge.”
Responding to Vijay, SRK said, “Everyone here spoke in Tamil and I am sure they all spoke good things about me. Except for Vijay Sethupathi, who was talking about a girl. Let me tell you one thing sir, you can have your revenge but not my girls. They are mine.” Later, Atlee recalled how he had taken a photograph outside SRK’s Mannat 13 years ago and years later, the gates of Mannat opened for him when he approached SRK for Jawan.
“I will tell you a story. When I was working with director Shankar for Enthiran in Mumbai. I was told by my friend that we are shooting outside SRK’s house. He asked me to pose in front of the gate for a pic. After 13 years, the same gate opened and King Khan himself went, ‘Welcome, Atlee sir’,” Atlee said.
Jawan is directed by Atlee and also stars Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles. Priyamani and Sanya Malhotra also star in the film which will have a cameo by Deepika Padukone.