In an interview with IANS, Jawan director Atlee recently spoke about meeting Shah Rukh Khan for the first time. Khan played a dual role in the Atlee directorial.
Atlee told IANS that when he met Khan, he told him that he wants to do an Atlee film, which left Atlee confused, “Shah Rukh Khan sir told me when we first met that ‘I want to do an Atlee film. I asked him, ‘Sir, what is an ‘Atlee film?’ He said, ‘Whatever you do, I want to be a part of that, don't change the tonality of your storytelling or the way you present your stories. I want to be a part of a film which has your signature as a Mass director.”
When SRK told him that the film will be completely his and will bear his signature, it made the job very easy for the director as he didn’t have to worry about the market dynamics and the stardom associated with it in Hindi cinema. And, Atlee can’t be more thankful, “I am blessed to have such an amazing team right from SRK sir, Nayanthara ma'am, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika ma’am to everyone, they pushed me to my limits and got the best out of me.”
The director also shared, “I had a great support from my family, my wife Priya is my backbone. And the other person was of course Mr. Khan, he gave me the strength to fight all the challenges that we as a team encountered in the last 4 years during the making of this film.”
“I am working on something to deliver a little extra for the OTT audience. It may happen or may not. But, I’m working on adding two or three minutes of something to what the audience is currently watching in the theatres. This will come in as a little surprise from me for the OTT audience,” he concluded.
Jawan also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Deepika Padukone is currently playing in theatres.