Also starring Nayanthara, Sanya Malhotra and Sunil Grover, the film will have a wide release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. While we still have to get a peek at the rest of the cast, it is learnt that Nayanthara wasn’t the first choice to play the leading lady.
A few months ago, rumours were rife that Samantha was approached for the film back in 2019, but she turned down the offer. According to the latest reports on Mid-Day, it is believed that the actress opted out of the big-ticket film as she planned on going the family way with her actor-husband, Naga Chaitanya.
According to the report, Samantha was contemplating starting a family with her now ex-husband Naga. As a result, the makers went ahead to offer the role to Nayanthara.
Last October, Samantha and Naga announced their separation. Rumours of a rift between the couple first made headlines when the actress dropped Akkineni from her public profiles. Although the reason behind the split is still unknown, Naga said in a statement, “It was a decision taken in the best interests of the two of us. She’s happy. I’m also happy. Both of us are doing well professionally too.”
As far as ‘Jawan’ is concerned, reports state that fans will get to see more updates and first looks from the film in due time. Shah Rukh and Sanya were spotted filming portions of the action film at a hospital in Mumbai. ETimes paparazzi got you the first glimpses of the superstar driving an ambulance as he shot a segment of the film.
Shah Rukh also has ‘Pathaan’ and ‘Dunki’ that are slated to release next year.