South superstar Vijay Sethupathi has joined Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan after a month of rumors about his casting. In this eagerly awaited Atlee Kumar masala potboiler, the Vikram Vedha actor will portray Shah Rukh’s primary foe. The excitement surrounding this Red Chillies Entertainment production is increased by the addition of Sethupathi. The production already includes a cast of Pan-Indian actors, including Nayanthara, Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, and Yogi Babu in key roles, as well as Deepika Padukone in a special cameo.
“SRK and Atlee were keen on casting Vijay Sethupathi after Rana Daggubati backed out of the film, citing scheduling conflict due to his ill health. SRK and Sethupathi share a great admiration for each other, and hence, when SRK himself offered Sethupathi this role in Jawan, he couldn’t refuse it. The Super Deluxe actor has altered his entire shooting diary to accommodate Jawan in between at SRK’s request,” a source close to the development told PeepingMoon.
Sethupathi will be seen playing a true-blue mainstream villain and will join the sets during the film’s next schedule in Chennai at the end of August.
Jawan, billed as a Pan-Indian spectacle with a massive budget of about 200 crores, is a commercial action movie with a narrative that transcends language and location. The movie should be finished by the end of November or the beginning of December and released on June 2nd, 2023, in theaters everywhere.