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Atlee reveals he received offers from Hollywood after Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan

Atlee's Jawan is in no mood to stop its monstrous run at the box office. Teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan for the first time, his Bollywood debut directorial debut broke several records. The festive season played an important role in taking its collection a level higher. Jawan is an action spectacle with adrenaline-pumping sequences which were choreographed by a team from Hollywood.

In an interview with Film Companion, Atlee revealed that the scene where Shah Rukh's Vikram Rathore lights a cigar with the sparks generated during an action-packed scene was loved by people from the West. The director added that he received several calls from them.

Atlee said in the interview, "People who worked on our film were from Hollywood. Action director Spiro Razatos worked with us. So, Spiro and other great director and technicians from Hollywood were at the same screening of Jawan. And Spiro said I have done action in this film. So, they asked who has done that scene where SRK is engulfed in flames. He said, ‘It was the director’s vision and he executed it.’"

He further added, "So they immediately connected with me and told me, ‘If you want to work in Hollywood, let us know,’ so it isn’t a taste which is very desi. It is something superheroic and it has a very basic rhythm. I thought this idea only works for us but it is working globally."

After the success of Jawan, Atlee mentioned in an interview with ETimes that he would love to see the film reaching the Oscars. The director said, "Of course, even Jawan should go, if everything falls in place. I think every effort, everybody, every director, every technician who is working in cinema, their eyes are on the Golden Globes, Oscars, National Awards, every award. So, definitely, yeah, I would love to take Jawan to the Oscars. Let's see. I think Khan sir will watch and read this interview. I will also ask him over a call 'Sir, should we take this film to the Oscars?"

Jawan also stars Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, Lehar Khan, Ridhi Dogra, Priyamani, Girija Oak Godbole, Sunil Grover and others. Deepika Padukone has a special role whereas Sanjay Dutt makes a cameo.

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