Priyamani and Shah Rukh Khan's camaraderie has stood the test of time, marked by their collaborations in two films, 'Chennai Express' and 'Jawan.' Their professional rapport has often been lauded, with Priyamani openly expressing her admiration for the superstar. In a recent interview preceding the release of her upcoming film 'Maidaan,' Priyamani reiterated her eagerness to work with SRK again if given the opportunity.


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The bond between Priyamani and Shah Rukh Khan traces back to their joint appearance in the song 'One Two Three Four' from 'Chennai Express,' followed by their collaboration in Atlee's 'Jawan.' Speaking to, Priyamani expressed her readiness to collaborate with SRK once more, stating, '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.'

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Addressing comparisons drawn between 'Maidaan' and Shah Rukh Khan's iconic 'Chak De India' due to their shared genre of sports drama, Priyamani highlighted key differences between the two narratives. She emphasized that while 'Chak De India' revolved around hockey, 'Maidaan' centers on football. Additionally, she pointed out the contrasting dynamics of the ensemble casts, with 'Chak De India' featuring 11 women athletes and 'Maidaan' focusing on 11 male footballers, or 22 if both teams are considered. However, Priyamani stressed that 'Maidaan' delves beyond the realm of football, presenting a comprehensive narrative.

'Maidaan' narrates the story of Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the sport in the country during the period from 1952 to 1962. Alongside Ajay Devgn, the film features Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and renowned Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh in significant roles. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) recently awarded the film a U/A certificate without any cuts. The only addition mandated by CBFC was a disclaimer emphasizing that 'Maidaan' is a work of fiction inspired by true events, incorporating elements of drama to dramatize incidents without intending to incite lawlessness.