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Jawan: Vijay Sethupathi demands a MASSIVE fee to appear in Shah Rukh Khan-Atlee's film?

Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Jawan is set to release on June 2, 2023, across five languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

Jawan: Vijay Sethupathi demands a MASSIVE fee to appear in Shah Rukh Khan-Atlee's film?
Vijay Sethupathi in Vikram
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Last Updated: 02.36 PM, Aug 28, 2022

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Jawan, directed by Atlee and starring Shah Rukh Khan, is one of the most anticipated Indian films. Vijay Sethupathi plays the antagonist, and Nayanthara plays the female lead. This action-packed entertainer, which is currently being shot in Chennai, further, features Sanya Malhotra and Sunil Grover. According to Pinkvilla, Vijay Sethupathi has charged Rs 21 crore to be a part of this one.

This is the highest fee the actor has ever charged for a feature film, and the increase in remuneration follows the tremendous praise he received for his performance in Kamal Haasan's Vikram. While Vijay Sethupathi had been in talks for Jawan for some time, the paperwork was completed only after the success of the Kamal Haasan-starrer.

Hearsay is that Vijay Sethupathi increased his fee for Jawan from Rs 15 crore to Rs 21 crore. Unconfirmed sources claim he had to leave two films to be on board in this one. But the character is so compelling that he didn't mind abandoning other projects.

We've heard stories about Shah Rukh Khan being one of the most generous producers in Indian cinema over the years. While it is customary to haggle over actor rates, SRK landed Vijay Sethupathi without any further negotiations.

Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone just finished filming for her cameo in Jawan. According to reports, the Gehraiyaan actor shot a conversational scene as well as a song choreographed by Farah Khan.

Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, the action entertainer is set to release on June 2, 2023, across five languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

Before Jawan, fans of SRK will also get to see him in Pathaan, which marks the star’s return to the movies after over four years, on January 25, 2023. Pathaan is directed by Siddharth Anand, and stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan
Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan

Talking about the film, in a statement, Shah Rukh said, “Jawan is a universal story that goes beyond languages, geographies and is for all to enjoy. Credit goes to Atlee for creating this unique film, which has also been a fantastic experience for me as I love action films!"

Atlee, known for directing films like Raja Rani, Theri, Mersal and Bigil, said, “Jawan has something in it for everyone be it actions, emotions, drama all woven in to create a visual spectacle. I want to give the audiences an exceptional experience, an event which they all can enjoy together and who better to deliver it than Shah Rukh Khan himself, presented like never before”.

Jawan will mark the Hindi feature film debut of music director Anirudh Ravichander.

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