- Priyamani opened up about working with SRK in a recent interview
- "He makes everybody so comfortable around him," she said
- "He has taken care of all of us so well," she added
Do you remember Priyamani's dance sequence with Shah Rukh Khan in the 2013 film Chennai Express? The actress, who was last seen in web-series The Family Man 2, recently revealed in an interview with Zoom TV that superstar Shah Rukh Khan once gave her Rs 300 on the sets of Chennai Express while they were "playing Kaun Banega Crorepati on his iPad" and that she still has the money "with her in her wallet." Priyamani danced with Shah Rukh Khan to the track One Two Three Four in Chennai Express, which featured Deepika Padukone opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
Talking about how "great" it was working with Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express, directed by Rohit Shetty, Priyamani told Zoom TV: "We shot this (song) in Wai for over five nights and it was great (experience). He (Shah Rukh Khan) 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 so 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," she added.
Priyamani, in the same interview, also shared how Shah Rukh Khan used to learn the choreography for the track One Two Three Four for half an hour daily after the shoot wrap and also in-between shots rather than going back to his hotel room and resting.
"He used to bring in the assistants of choreographers and learn the choreography what was supposed to be taught the next day. He used to learn that for half an hour and then go back. And even in between shots also, the assistants (of choreographers) used to come to teach him the steps, so that time won't be wasted and whatever we planned for the day would be shot properly and finished properly that day," said Priyamani.
The actress said that Shah Rukh Khan's actions on set "show his humility and how humble he is" despite being a big star.
Watch the song One Two Three Four from Chennai Express here:
Priyamani was last seen in The Family Man 2 alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. She reprised her role as Suchitra Iyer in the second season of the popular web-series. She is a renowned actress in the southern film industry.
Priyamani has won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 2006 Tamil film Paruthiveeran.