Shah Rukh Khan trolled for saying ‘we can produce a child’ to Jawan director Atlee’s wife Priya: ‘There is a limit…’

Shah Rukh Khan trolled for saying ‘we can produce a child’ to Jawan director Atlee’s wife Priya: ‘There is a limit…’

At a Jawan event recently, Shah Rukh Khan made a light-hearted comment about ‘producing’ a child aimed at director Atlee’s wife Priya.

Shah Rukh Khan launched the audio of his upcoming film Jawan in style at a grand event in Chennai last week. The event saw in attendance the actor himself, director Atlee, composer Anirudh Ravichander, as well as several cast members of the heavily-anticipated film. While the actor’s quick wit and jokes from the stage had fans in splits, one video from the occasion has gone viral now and is not sitting too well with netizens.

During the audio launch event, Shah Rukh Khan went up on stage to talk about his experience of working on the film and praised his collaboration with the director Atlee. He then gestured to Atlee’s wife Priya, also sitting in the front row, and said, “Priya, I’ll thank you later. We’ll produce another child. I mean you and Atlee, not me.” The actor’s remark drew laughter from the crowd and even from Priya herself, who was seen nodding and smiling at the joke. Shah Rukh further added, “Now Atlee and I can co produce also. There is no problem. We are friends now.”


The comment did not sit too well with a section of internet users, who dubbed it ‘cheap’ and ‘crass’. One comment read, “What can we expect from these cheap Bollywood people.” Another read, “There is a limit to joking with a lady like this. He forgets this.” Many criticised for making such remarks to a much younger woman on a public forum. One Instagram user wrote, “This sentence you said for a woman shows your attitude…you are cheap for me nowadays.”

Atlee and Priya welcomed their first child – a son – on January 31 this year during the final days of Jawan’s shoot. The couple have been married since 2014. Priya, whose full name is Krishna Priya, was an actress before her marriage.

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