Shah Rukh Khan Speaks Out on Nayanthara's 'Jawan' Screen Time Controversy
Shah Rukh Khan's 'Jawan' has captured not only the attention of the audience but also their hearts which is directed by Atlee. This action-packed thriller has not only set records at the box office but continues to dominate it for all the right reasons.
While Shah Rukh Khan's charisma has undoubtedly played a significant role in the film's massive success, we cannot overlook the contributions of talented actresses Nayanthara and Deepika Padukone. They have played pivotal roles in drawing audiences to the theaters and delivering exceptional performances.
However, rumors started circulating that Nayanthara, the lead actress opposite SRK, was unhappy with her limited screen time in the film. Many of her fans shared this disappointment and even compared her role unfavorably to that of Deepika Padukone, arguing that Deepika's 'cameo' appearance seemed to have more prominence.
Recently, during one of Shah Rukh Khan's 'AskSRK' sessions on Twitter, the actor decided to address this controversy. A user expressed their admiration for the portrayal of the character Narmada as a single mother in the film and thanked SRK for representing women from diverse backgrounds. They wrote, "I loved Azad's bond with Suji ... the single mom storyline was so subtly done and really refreshing. Thank you for representing women from all walks of life. Love you Shah @iamsrk ♥️ #AskSRK #Jawan."
In response, Shah Rukh Khan acknowledged the importance of Narmada's story as a single mother but also candidly admitted that due to the film's narrative constraints, they couldn't give her more screen time. He said, "I also felt that the story of Narmada as a single mom was amazing. Unfortunately, in the scheme of things, couldn't find more screen time but, as it was also wonderful. #Jawan."
This acknowledgment by the actor sheds light on the fact that Nayanthara's character didn't receive the screen time it perhaps deserved. There are unverified reports suggesting that Nayanthara may be disheartened by this situation and has decided not to act in Bollywood films again.
- PTC PUNJABI