Vijay Sethupathi reveals about working with SRK, says “he is a gentleman”

In an exclusive interview with IndiaToday.in, Vijay Sethupathi shared his experience working with Shah Rukh Khan, how he told the actor he wanted to play a bad guy for him, and more. Jawan movie will be released this year.

An on-screen fight and an off-screen collaboration. Working with Shah Rukh Khan on Jawan, Actor Vijay Sethupathi told India Today in an exclusive chat, how an amazing experience he shared because the superstar was “gentle and sweet,” which helped Sethupathi feel at ease during the shoot.

Vijay Sethupathi and Shah Rukh Khan, who supposedly will appear in dual roles, will square off in Jawan. Jawan, an action thriller directed by Atlee, who is well-known for his successful Tamil movies, will star Vijay Sethupathi as the villain. Before making his much-awaited OTT debut with Prime Video’s Farzi, Sethupathi told India Today that he enjoyed working with Shah Rukh on Jawan.

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Calling SRK a ‘gentleman’, He went on to say, “He is a gentleman and I was very happy. He respects people. I met him first in Australia during the Melbourne Film Festival. It was interesting because I thought SRK sir is there, who will ask for us? Hence, we were just waiting outside. Later, we were called inside, me and the Super Deluxe team. We went and I couldn’t find chairs for me. Later, I noticed it was placed next to Shah Rukh Khan, sir.”

He revealed his conversation with SRK and continued, “I had never met SRK before. He praised me and it came as a shock to me. After the festival, we met at the after-party, and he came to me and said that he meant the praise. He told me that he really loved my film, Vikram Vedha.”

As for how Sethupathi got Jawan, he added, “I met SRK again at Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan’s wedding and I told him ‘I want to be a bad guy for you, sir.’ He said, ‘we were really hoping to cast you.’ From that conversation, we met and Jawan happened.”

The actor referred to how SRK treated him like a child while filming Jawan, saying, “I was nervous on the first day of shoot but SRK took care of me like a kid. I was very nervous on day 1 and it was good that my first day of shooting was not with him. But I had a good time. I loved working with SRK.”