Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, and Priyamani began filming in Pune on Friday for Tamil director Atlee’s forthcoming pan-India feature. The film, which is reportedly titled Jawaan, is supposed to be an action thriller starring Shah Rukh Khan in a double role. And now we have another update from the film.
“It’s a typical Atlee film with all the commercial trappings in the screenplay. While there are ample twists and turns in the narrative, one of the sub-plots is inspired by Money Heist. In a key juncture, the negative character of SRK assembles a team and organises the biggest bank heist one has ever heard off. The character on other side of law is essentially a robber by profession, but with a strong backstory,” a source told Bollywood Hungama.
This tune establishes the tone of the film and leads to a confrontation between Shah Rukh Khan’s two characters, the second of whom is a cop/special agent. “There are many other facets to the screenplay of Atlee’s next and the heist is just tip of the iceberg in terms of surprise elements. Get ready to witness the biggest Masala entertainers in today’s time,” the source further said.
With the help of his team of writers, Atlee wrote the whole screenplay. The Red Chillies creative team was also involved in the script creation process.
Sunil Grover has a significant role in the film, but his character specifics have been kept under wraps. Surprisingly, SRK’s Red Chillies toyed with the notion of redoing Money Heist in Hindi in partnership with Netflix at one point. The idea was abandoned after several script development sessions since the outcome was unsatisfactory. However, one of the subplots from that version of the script appears to have found a home in Atlee’s next. And, of course, we can’t wait to see SRK put his own twist on the character of Professor.