Indeed, the cast of Jawan has a thrilling lineup of female actors, including south India’s highest paid woman star Nayanthara, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra and a cameo by Deepika Padukone.
Raja Rani was Nayanthara’s comeback to the Tamil industry after a year-long break, the director has always made space for women in his films. An aspect for which he isn’t credited enough.
It was after the success of Raja Rani, where she played the sad-angry Regina who is unable to move on from her past, that Nayanthara began to do films as the solo lead.
She is a footballer whose career comes to an abrupt stop after an acid attack. In a key scene, her football coach (Vijay), encourages her to confront her stalker.
Reba Monica John and Varsha Bollamma reiterate the importance of playing such impactful roles in big films – it’s not only about the messaging for the audience but also creating a space for women actors to grow in the industry.