Despite more than 20 days having passed since its release, Atlee Kumar’s Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jawan is showing no signs of slowing down. After surpassing the Rs 1,000-crore milestone globally, Jawan is now on track to cross the Rs 600-crore mark in the domestic market.
As the movie continues to garner widespread love and acclaim, actor Priyamani, who played a key role in Jawan, is overjoyed as the film holds special significance for her. Jawan marks her second collaboration with Bollywood’s Baadshah, following her appearance in a dance number in Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express (2013), which starred SRK and Deepika Padukone in lead roles.
Priyamani recently shared her thoughts on the ability of South Indian film industries to address important social issues in their movies, in contrast to Bollywood.
Emphasising that one doesn’t necessarily be involved in active politics to portray a message or reality, Priyamani told ETimes that the film industries in the south have always been vocal about such subject matters. She confidently stated that the issues addressed in Jawan, including farmers’ suicides, the importance of doctors, and the oxygen tragedy, have happened in real life. Priyamani also noted that the film’s resonance with the audiences was due to its willingness to address these topics, which people frequently encounter, stating, “It was high time that somebody spoke about them.”
Hailing from Bengaluru in Karnataka with roots in Tamil Nadu and Kerala as well, Priyamani proudly commended the southern film industries, noting that the films being produced here have always touched upon a lot of subjects and added they continue to be a part of the storytelling process.
“I guess people up North have also faced such issues, but they were not open enough to talk about it,” she said, adding that she hoped Jawan would encourage them to express their concerns more eloquently.
Source : Indian Express