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Was Nayanthara's role sidelined because of Deepika Padukone's character in Jawan? Details

Nayanthara played a significant role in Atlee's 'Jawan'. A latest media report suggests the actress' role was apparently sidelined as Deepika Padukone's character was elevated in the movie.

Was Nayanthara's role sidelined because of Deepika Padukone's character in Jawan? Details
Nayanthara in a still from Jawan. (Image source: Instagram)

Last Updated: 10.57 AM, Sep 21, 2023


Nayanthara recently made her Bollywood debut with 'Jawan'. The film also marked filmmaker Atlee's foray into the Hindi film industry. Nayanthara played the role of Shah Rukh Khan's love interest in the movie. Since the film was released on the big screen, the Lady Superstar is being lauded for her performance in 'Jawan'. However, a Hindustan Times report suggests that the actress is apparently upset with the film's director.

Was Nayanthara's role sidelined in 'Jawan'?

A source close to this development informed HT, "She has been very upset with Atlee because her role was chopped in the film. Also, Deepika’s (Padukone) character was elevated and Nayantara’s part was significantly sidelined."

For the unaware, Deepika's character in the film was credited as special appearance. "It was not a cameo at all. 'Jawan' was almost made to look like an SRK-Deepika film. Nayanthara is the leading actor down south, and hence, she was not happy with the treatment of 'Jawan',” added the source. However, the source clarified that Nayanthara's absence at the recently concluded 'Jawan' wasn't because of the aforementioned reason. It's because the actress reportedly follows a 'no-promotion policy' for her films.

Having said that, after 'Jawan's success, Nayanthara is not in talks for another Bollywood film. "Surely she is being appreciated, but there are no open discussions about any other Bollywood project as yet. As far as possibility of her taking over Bollywood space is concerned, we are not sure about that too," the source mentioned.

About Jawan

Directed by Atlee, 'Jawan' has become one of the highest grossing films of this year. SRK played double role in the film, while Vijay Sethupathi was seen as the antagonist. Ridhi Dogra, Sunil Grover, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Girija Oak, and more form the ensemble star cast of the film. 'Jawan' hit the big screen on September 7, 2023.

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