Shah Rukh Khan Reveals How Deepika Padukone Was Cast in “Jawan” at Success Press Conference


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Shah Rukh Khan Reveals How Deepika Padukone Was Cast in "Jawan" at Success Press Conference

As the blockbuster movie “Jawan” continues to shatter box office records, Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan, alongside the film’s cast, celebrated its success at a press conference in Mumbai. The highlight of the event was a scintillating dance performance by Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone to the film’s hit musical number “Chaleya.” The video of their electrifying performance has gone viral, further igniting the buzz around the film.

Deepika Padukone, who makes a special appearance in “Jawan,” stole the limelight at the event in a stunning black-and-white sari. The star-studded gathering also featured music composer Anirudh Ravichander, who sang alongside rapper Raja Kumari. Notably, Nayanthara, the film’s leading lady, couldn’t attend the event in Mumbai as she was in Chennai celebrating her mother’s birthday.

During the event, Shah Rukh Khan surprised fans by sharing the story of how he envisioned casting Deepika Padukone as Aishwarya in “Jawan.” He humorously recounted, “It’s funny, but when I watched her in ‘Besharam Rang,’ I asked Pooja (Dadlani, his manager), ‘Ye maa ke role mein kaisi lagegi?'” This revelation added a fascinating layer to their on-screen collaboration.

In a previous interview with The Week, Deepika Padukone spoke about her relationship with Shah Rukh Khan, highlighting their unique bond. She also revealed that she did not charge a fee for her appearance in “Jawan.” She said, “We are each other’s lucky charm. But honestly, we are beyond luck. We have a sense of ownership over each other… I am one of the few people he is vulnerable with. There is so much trust and respect, and I think that luck is just the cherry on the top.”

“Jawan” marks the fifth collaboration between Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, with their previous projects including “Om Shanti Om,” “Chennai Express,” “Happy New Year,” and “Pathaan.”

About “Jawan”: “Jawan” boasts a stellar ensemble cast, including Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Sunil Grover, and Sanjay Dutt. Produced by Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, the Atlee-directed film is poised to surpass the ₹700 crore mark with its Friday collections. “Jawan” represents Shah Rukh Khan’s second cinematic release of the year, following the highly anticipated “Pathaan.”

With the success of “Jawan” and the electrifying chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, fans can’t wait to see what this dynamic duo has in store for Bollywood enthusiasts in the future.

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