If you want to do it right, you have to become a fan first, says director Atlee, crediting superstar Shah Rukh Khan for having faith in his vision for “Jawan”, a mass entertainer on its way to becoming one of the highest-grossing films. In Indian cinema.
Atlee is known for giving back-to-back hits in the south with superstar Vijay. ‘Jawan’, which has crossed Rs 800 crore at the box office since its release on September 7, marks his Hindi language debut.
When asked how he managed to direct the star without his personality overshadowing him, the 36-year-old director said he simply stayed true to his creative vision.
“I am a fan of cinema and I am a fan of Shah Rukh Khan sir, Vijay sir. Everyone I have worked with, I first became a fan because if you want to do it right, you have to become a fan. Even with their beloved actors, a fan can always say About the film: “No, that’s not true.” “As a fan, you’ll know which film works and which film doesn’t work by heart… At the same time, if the actors admire the director’s work or the cameraman’s work and the editor’s work, they also come to me,” Atlee said. PTI in a virtual interview: “And say, President, I think you are not on the right track.”