Nayanthara’s Bollywood Debut Displeasure
Nayanthara, renowned for her role as Shah Rukh Khan’s love interest in director Atlee’s “Jawan,” is expressing deep dissatisfaction with the way her character was handled in the film. “Jawan,” featuring SRK in a dual role, quickly joined the Rs 900 crore club worldwide within just 13 days of its release. However, Nayanthara’s sentiments regarding her Bollywood debut are far from positive.
A Role in the Shadows
The actress-producer appears to be in no rush to embrace further Bollywood projects. A source close to the situation revealed, “She has been greatly disheartened by Atlee because her role was significantly edited in the film. Additionally, Deepika’s (Padukone) character was given more prominence, causing Nayanthara’s part to be notably sidelined.”
Deepika Padukone’s Pivotal Presence
Deepika Padukone, who has shared the screen with SRK in several films before, had an extended cameo in “Jawan,” and her performance received considerable acclaim from the audience. The source emphasized, “It was more than just a cameo; ‘Jawan’ almost seemed like an SRK-Deepika collaboration. Nayanthara is a leading actor in the south, which is why she was discontented with the treatment she received in ‘Jawan.'” The source went on to say, “This dissatisfaction may very well be a significant factor in her decision to stay away from Bollywood projects, at least for the foreseeable future.”
Nayanthara’s Absence from Promotional Activities
Remarkably, Nayanthara was conspicuously absent from all promotional events related to “Jawan.” She even skipped the recent success celebration held in Mumbai just last week. The event witnessed the presence of SRK, Deepika, Vijay Sethupathi, Anirudh Ravichander, Atlee, Sanya Malhotra, and Ridhi Dogra.
The source, however, clarified Nayanthara’s stance, stating, “Nayanthara seldom participates in film events and promotions. She adheres to a strict no-promotion policy for her films. This decision is rooted in past experiences where she was misquoted and her belief that her primary role is to act rather than engage in promotional activities.”