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Jawan director Atlee on Deepika Padukone's acting prowess: 'She speaks the scene through her eyes more than...'

Deepika Padukone played an extended cameo in Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan, directed by Atlee. 

Jawan director Atlee on Deepika Padukone's acting prowess: 'She speaks the scene through her eyes more than...'
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Last Updated: 12.53 PM, Oct 28, 2023


Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jawan opened in theaters in September and everyone was blown away with the film which was a blockbuster at the box office. In addition to Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone had an extended cameo in the film, for which she garnered a lot of praise from the audience as well as critics.

The film, which was directed by South filmmaker, Atlee, broke a lot of records at the box office. Now, recently when he discussed the Shah Rukh Khan movie in-depth, he offered some fascinating insights about how the casting and the idea came together. In a recent interview with Filmfare, Atlee talked candidly about working with Deepika Padukone on a successful film and praised the well-known actress' outstanding acting abilities.

Atlee praises Deepika Padukone

Atlee, who made his directorial debut with Jawan added that Deepika Padukone has incredibly expressive eyes. For this reason, in the majority of her sequences in Jawan, he mostly used close-up shots. He said, "She has great eyes, and she speaks the scene through her eyes more than through dialogue."

He also revealed that having worked with Deepika Padukone, he had revised and modified a number of her dialogue scenes because of how much more her expressions could say. Any filmmaker who has the opportunity to work with the Cocktail actress is genuinely privileged because they will be able to get their desired outcome for a scene, Atlee concluded.

Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan films

In the 2006 film Om Shanti Om, Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Since then, the two have collaborated on several movies, such as Happy New Year, Chennai Express, and Pathaan.

About Jawan

Jawan, directed by Atlee, was released in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi on September 7 globally. In addition to Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone makes a cameo appearance in this intense action thriller. Along with Sanjay Dutt making a brief cameo appearance, the movie also stars Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Girija Oak, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Lehar Khan, Aaliyah Qureshi, Ridhi Dogra, and Sunil Grover.

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