Priyamani recently shared insights into the filming of the extravagant Zinda Banda song sequence in the movie Jawan. She disclosed that Shah Rukh Khan, with whom she had previously collaborated on the chart-topping track One Two Three Four in Chennai Express, made sure she was dancing right beside him during the shoot.
In an interview with a radio channel, Priyamani recalled being positioned behind Shah Rukh Khan during the initial rehearsals for the choreography. However, when the superstar arrived on the set, he was quick to spot Priyamani, who was positioned behind him.
Priyamani revealed, “He said, ‘What are you doing behind me?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, sir. They’ve placed me behind you. This is what they said.’ He said, ‘No,’ and took my hand, caught my shoulder and made me stand next to him. He told Shobi master and Atlee sir that, ‘I want this girl to stand next to me. I don’t care what the choreography is. I don’t get anything. She is my dance teacher right from Chennai Express. I don’t care even if I go wrong. I’m going to look at her only and we’re going to do so.”
“So every step he used to ask me, ‘Tell me how you do.’ I said, ‘Sir, the hand is like this, the leg is like that and we have to just move this way. If you actually notice in the song, Sanya (Malhotra) is on his right and I’m on his left. So, he always wanted us to be next to him,” she added.
Directed by Atlee, Jawan stars Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Sunil Grover, and more. The film will also see Deepika Padukone in a cameo. The film has broken all records and has become the highest Bollywood opener of all time.