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Priyamani collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan.

Priyamani collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan.

Priyamani will next be seen in Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan. The movie will be released on April 11.

Priyamani, a celebrated actress in the South Indian film industry, has gained a devoted fan base. She has come a long way in her career with rich content-driven and commercial films. Despite a successful stint as an actress and many critically acclaimed films to her credit, the actress never got cast opposite top heroes of Tamil and Telugu cinema. In a recent interview, the Family Man fame star opened up on the same and said she “still does not know what the exact reason is.”

In an interaction with Galatta Plus, Priyamani mentioned, “In all honesty, I am not trying to find fault with anybody, but I have heard from a lot of people that they don’t want to cast me opposite them or along with them or in the film because… probably of the fact that ‘I might eat them up’.”

Priyamani maintains that the reasons for not being cast with A-list actors are not entirely clear to her, but she expresses contentment with her achievements nonetheless. While acknowledging feeling disappointed about not working with top-tier actors, she emphasised that visibility isn’t solely dependent on co-starring with A-listers. “I don’t believe that you will be seen only when you act with a lot of A-listers. It has its advantages also. Somewhere, I did feel bad about why I was not cast with the A-list actors, though half of them are well acquainted,” she said. 

However, Priyamani has worked with several Bollywood A-listers including Shah Rukh Khan. In a chat with India Today, she expressed her desire to reunite with SRK. “I am ready. If he (SRK) calls me tomorrow and says, ‘Come and work with me’, I will go. I am that ready. I am going to give up everything and go if I get the opportunity to work opposite Mr Khan. You guys (media) have the power, please manifest it,” she said. 

Priyamani has been garnering love and applause for her supporting role in Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster hit Jawan and a pivotal role in Mohanlal’s courtroom drama Neru. Besides, her other films including Article 370 also managed to captivate the audience’s attention.

Meanwhile, the Jawan actress is now geared up for the release of her film Maidaan which has been postponed to release on April 11. The film, directed by Amit Sharma, features Ajay Devgn as the protagonist.