The colossal success of ‘Jawan’ has sent ripples through the box office, amassing a staggering Rs. 369.43 crore in a mere week. Amidst the fervor, Aaliyah Qureishi, who brought Jhalli to life, divulges her admiration for the legendary Vijay Sethupathi. “I love Vijay sir. I will fight to death anyone who says anything even slightly bad about him,” she emphatically professes.
Known for his remarkable performances in films like ‘Super Deluxe’, Sethupathi’s unassuming demeanor surprised Aaliyah. “When you speak to him, you won’t feel like you are talking to a brilliant actor or star. He is just nice, calm and on his own. He doesn’t have anything flashy,” she adds, highlighting his down-to-earth nature.
What sets Sethupathi apart is his unwavering commitment to honing his craft, even at the pinnacle of his career. Aaliyah unveils a lesser-known facet of the star’s process – having an acting coach on set. “Sometimes, he would have an acting coach with him on the set, just to bounce ideas off on how to do a scene slightly different or to find if there’s any inflexion he could change. So, he’s always trying to improve his craft even though he’s at the top.”
The electrifying chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Vijay Sethupathi on set is another facet that left Aaliyah in awe. While SRK emanates charisma and style, Sethupathi brings a unique flair through his spontaneous humor, often surprising everyone with impromptu witticisms. The duo’s camaraderie undoubtedly adds an extra layer of magic to ‘Jawan’, cementing its status as a cinematic masterpiece.