Directed by Atlee, Jawan is set to be the director’s big Bollywood debut featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Yogi Babu, and Priyamani.
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However, the film has seemed to run into trouble as it was recently accused of copying a Tamil film titled Perarasu, which had released in 2006. Reports state that film producer Manickam Narayanan filed a complaint with the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) and stated that Jawan copied its story from the Tamil movie.
According to a Times of India report, Narayanan claimed that the story of the two films was the same. The matter will be further investigated after November 7. Notably, Narayanan reportedly owns the right to the story of Perarasu.
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In the Tamil film Perarasu, Vijayakanth plays the role of twin brothers Perarasu and Ilavarasu. In Jawan, Shah Rukh Khan is also speculated to play a dual role, however, this news has not been confirmed by the makers as yet.
As for Atlee, this is not the first time that his work has allegedly been compared to other films. His first film Raja Rani was allegedly compared to Mouna Ragam by Manirathnam and his last film title Bigil was also said to have drawn similarities with Shah Rukh Khan’s superhit film Chak De India.
Jawan is currently being shot and is expected to release in June 2023.