Shah Rukh Khan has been through a lot in the previous few weeks. When his son Aryan Khan was arrested, he put all of his projects on hold for the time being. Now that Aryan has returned home, SRK has decided to return to work and begin production on Atlee’s next film, tentatively titled Jawaan.
Meanwhile, there have been rumours that Nayanthara, who plays the female protagonist, has bowed out due to scheduling conflicts; however, we can categorically state that this is not the case.
A source from the film informed BH, “Nayanthara is still very much a part of the film. She has not quit. Nobody knows why the media wrote stories like that and tried to hit an already stressed human being. It was done in a bad taste.”
Another update from the film revealed by the source is as follows: “Nayanthara plays an investigating officer in Atlee’s next. Yes, Shah Rukh Khan plays a dual role – of the father and the son. The movie’s premise is about this one man (played by SRK) who leads a group of wrongly accused female jail mates (played by Priyamani, Sanya Malhotra and others) and turns them into a group of vigilantes fighting against social evils. It’s very similar to Money Heist but in a much more Indianised fashion. Nayanthara plays the top cop investigating the case and it’s her versus Shah Rukh in the film, but they also play love interests.”