In a recent interview, screenwriter Sumit Arora spoke about his incredible collaboration experience with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on the set of the highly anticipated film ‘Jawan‘. Arora, who has penned the dialogues for the action-packed movie, expressed his admiration for the actor’s deep involvement in the filmmaking process and how it left a lasting impact on him.
Arora revealed that Shah Rukh Khan’s level of commitment and dedication to his craft was truly inspiring. The screenwriter admitted to feeling a sense of shame regarding his own fitness level while witnessing the 57-year-old superstar’s agility. Arora jokingly stated that Shah Rukh moved like a tiger and that it made him want to start working out immediately.
Describing Shah Rukh Khan as the “Zinda Banda” of the industry, Arora emphasized the actor’s nature of conducting himself and treating others with respect. Arora explained that working with the superstar on set was an incredible experience as he witnessed Shah Rukh’s continuous efforts to improve the film. The actor actively sought feedback, analyzed the scenes, and ensured that everything was working perfectly.
Jawan, directed by renowned filmmaker Atlee, marks the director’s debut in Hindi cinema after delivering highly successful Tamil films like ‘Theri‘, ‘Mersal‘, and ‘Bigil‘ with actor Vijay. This highly anticipated actioner will reportedly feature Shah Rukh Khan in a double role, portraying both a father and a son.
The journey of ‘Jawan’ started with the release of its preview on July 10, which was followed by the launch of its first track titled “Zinda Banda” 20 days later. The energetic dance number, composed by Anirudh Ravichander with lyrics by Irshad Kamil, instantly gained attention for its unique opening. Shah Rukh Khan began the song by reciting a couplet by poet Wasim Barelvi, which perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the film.
Sumit Arora, while working on the script, remembered the lines of Wasim Barelvi that he had heard as a teenager and felt they would fit perfectly within a scene in ‘Jawan’. Impressed by the couplet, Arora suggested it to Shah Rukh Khan, who also shared his appreciation for the powerful words. So much so, that Shah Rukh personally reached out to the poet, requesting permission to use it in the film.
The collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan, Sumit Arora, and the entire team behind ‘Jawan’ promises to deliver an unforgettable cinematic experience for the audience. With the actor’s immense involvement and dedication, coupled with the energetic soundtrack, fans eagerly await the release of this action-packed film.