In a heartwarming expression of gratitude and love, Shah Rukh Khan, the iconic Bollywood actor, shared his sentiments with the Chennai people and the team behind the film “Jawan.” During a special event, he spoke passionately, reflecting his deep appreciation for the Tamil film industry, his co-stars, and the hardworking individuals who contributed to the making of the film. His words resonated with humility, affection, and a genuine desire to connect with the people and culture of Chennai.
Addressing the gathering, Shah Rukh Khan began by acknowledging the presence of various individuals who had spoken in Tamil, acknowledging his inability to understand the language fully. In a light-hearted manner, he playfully remarked that he assumed everyone had been praising him, except for one instance when he recognized the name “Vijay Sethupathi.” In his jovial style, he added that everyone’s praise was accepted, except when it came to the matter of his “girls.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s mention of “girls” led to a humorous yet heartwarming moment, as he playfully addressed actor Vijay Sethupathi. He humorously declared that while Vijay Sethupathi could take revenge for something, he could not take away Shah Rukh Khan’s “girls.” He emphasized that his girls belonged to him and his son Jaffar, expressing his affection for the women in his life.
Shifting his focus to Atlee Kumar, the director of “Jawan,” Shah Rukh Khan conveyed his gratitude to Atlee for bringing the team together. He thanked Atlee for arranging a meeting after watching the film “Raja Rani.” Shah Rukh Khan shared his admiration for Atlee’s talent and dedication and fondly remembered Atlee’s request to collaborate on a song with the young musician Anirudh Ravichander.
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The actor’s sentiments extended to Anirudh Ravichander, whom he referred to as a “little baby.” Shah Rukh Khan affectionately described how Anirudh had mentioned that he would miss Shah Rukh’s calls as he became more involved in the Hindi film industry. The actor expressed his hope that Anirudh’s success would not prevent him from taking Shah Rukh’s calls, emphasizing the bond they had developed.
Expressing his respect and admiration for Vijay Thalapathy, Shah Rukh Khan recounted the moments when he met him and the decision to collaborate. He praised the Tamil film industry for its rich talent and learning opportunities, stating that he had come to Chennai to learn from the skilled individuals who worked on “Jawan.”
Shah Rukh Khan’s speech was filled with acknowledgments to the entire team of “Jawan.” He expressed his gratitude to technicians, editors, lyricists, and others who had contributed to the film’s success. His words were sincere and touched on various aspects of the film’s production, highlighting the collaboration and efforts that went into its creation.
In his concluding remarks, Shah Rukh Khan extended his thanks to Nayanthara Ji, who couldn’t be present due to festivities but sent her love to everyone. He expressed gratitude to the actors who played vital roles in the film, including Priyamani, Girija, Aaliyah, Sanjida, and Ridhi. With affection and warmth, Shah Rukh Khan encapsulated his experience working on “Jawan” and his heartfelt connection to Chennai and its people.
As Shah Rukh Khan’s speech came to an end, it was evident that his words were not just a show of gratitude but a testament to the deep connections and relationships that make the film industry and its collaborations so special. His expressions of love and appreciation left a lasting impression on the audience, capturing the essence of unity, camaraderie, and creativity that defines the world of cinema.