New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan which is slated to hit the theatres on June 2, 2023, has drowned into a legal trouble. The reason being an allegation by a Tamil producer named Manickam Narayanan.
According to reports, Manickam Narayanan has filed a complaint with the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) accusing the makers of the movie of plagiarism. He said that Jawan is a copy of Vijayakanth’s 2006 movie Perarasu.
As per the report, board members of TFPC will be further investigating the allegation after November 7. Reportedly, Manickam Narayanan owns the rights to the story.
Speaking of the movie Perarasu, Vijayakanth plays a double role as Perarasu and Ilavarasu. Similarly, Shah Rukh Khan will also be seen in a double role in Atlee’s Jawan. Although, the same has not been confirmed by the team yet.
Jawan also stars Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Yogi Babu and Priyamani. Jawan marks Atlee’s first directorial venture in Bollywood.
Meanwhile, a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan, where he was seen in his bandaged avatar, was played during the screening of Ek Villain Returns in theatres. Fans went crazy as soon as the theatre announcement was played. A video of the audiences, shouting, hooting, whistling and dancing for Atlee and SRk is doing rounds on Twitter. Fans reshared the video from different theatres where the teaser was played.
Also, in June 2022, SRK released the first poster of Jawan which took the fans by frenzy.
SRK on Jawan
Talking about Jawan, Shah Rukh said in a statement, “Jawan is a universal story that goes beyond languages, geographies and is for all to enjoy. Credit goes to Atlee for creating this unique film, which has also been a fantastic experience for me as I love action films! The teaser is the just tip of the iceberg and gives a glimpse into what’s to come”.