"We might not see her in a Bollywood project."
Playing Shah Rukh Khan’s love interest in the recently released film Jawan, Nayanthara left audiences and critics impressed with her performance.
And it’s obvious for everyone to assume that the South sensation will be seen in more Bollywood projects.
However, that might not be the case, as we have learned from industry insiders that the actor-producer is not reading any scripts for now.
She has not been happy post the release of Jawan, and it has got to do with the film’s director Atlee.
A source told Hindustan Times: “She has been very upset with Atlee because her role was chopped in the film.
“Also, Deepika’s character was elevated and Nayantara’s part was significantly side-lined.”
Deepika Padukone is credited in the film as a special appearance, but many feel it didn’t come across like that.
The source added: “It was not a cameo at all. Jawan was almost made to look like an SRK-Deepika film.
“Nayanthara is the leading actor down south, and hence, she was not happy with the treatment of Jawan.
“And that can never well be the reason why we might not see her in a Bollywood project, at least not anytime soon.”
Interestingly, Nayanthara did not attend the recent success meet in Mumbai that was attended by the entire cast including Vijay Sethupathi, who plays the antagonist.
The source clarified the star’s absence and said: “Nayanthara never goes to the film events.
“She follows a no promotion policy for her films because of her bad experiences in the past when she was misquoted and because she feels that her job is to act and not get involved in the promotional activities.”
While Jawan’s success has broken many records at the box office, experts note that it doesn’t necessarily mean it will translate into more projects of the same level for Nayanthara.
The source further explained: “Surely she is being appreciated, but there are no open discussions about any other Bollywood project as yet.
“As far as the possibility of her taking over Bollywood space is concerned, we are not sure about that too.”
“The reason is that she is almost 40 and has crossed the age bracket that Bollywood has created.
“So, here in Bollywood, she can play character roles that justify her age.
“In Jawan, she worked well because she was cast opposite Shah Rukh, who is a good match for her.”