When south actress Priyamani talked about how SRK gave her ₹300 during the song’s shoot.
Priyamani recalls working with Shah Rukh Khan on Chennai Express
Priyamani is an Indian actress and former model, who works predominantly in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam-language films. She is a recipient of the National Film Award for Best Actress and three Filmfare Awards.
Priyamani made her Bollywood debut in Abhishek Bachchan starrer ‘Raavan’ in 2010. She was recently seen in the Amazon Prime Video series ‘The Family Man’ season 2 where she played the character of Manoj Bajpayee’s wife. Before that, she did an item number in SRK starrer ‘Chennai Express’. She talked about her working experience with Shah Rukh Khan and how he gave her ₹300 during the song’s shoot.
In a recent interview with Zoom, Priyamani hailed Shahrukh Khan saying, “We shot this (song) in Wai for over five nights and it was great (experience). He (SRK) is called the Badshah of Bollywood for a reason. He is one of the biggest superstars we have in our country. And he never lets that success get into his head. As in terms of when we shoot, he is such a sweet guy and as normal as anybody can be. He makes everybody was comfortable around him. I think his persona, his charisma itself makes you love him more because of the human being that he is. And he made me extremely comfortable right from day one – from the time I met him – I reached a day before we started the shoot. Right from that time till the time we finished the shoot, he has been an absolute sweetheart. He has taken care of all of us so well. So much so, that in between, we played Kaun Banega Crorepati on his iPad. He gave me 300 rupees which I still have with me in my wallet. He just makes you feel comfortable. He is such a sweet guy and as I said, he is one of the biggest superstars we have in our country.”
On the work front, Priyamani has a lot of projects in the pipeline. Apart from her upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Maidaan’, she has multiple language movie projects such as Virata Parvam, Naarappa, Cyanide, Dr.56, Quotation Gang and Khaimara.