Atlee celebrates 10 years of his directorial debut Raja Rani; Nayanthara showers love on Jawan director

Atlee, the Jawan maker is celebrating 10 years of his directorial debut, Raja Rani. The romantic drama's leading lady Nayanthara showered love on the filmmaker with a special note.

Updated on Sep 29, 2023   |  12:14 PM IST  |  148.2K
Nayanthara, Atlee, Raja Rani, Jawan
Nayanthara played the lead role in Atlee's directorial debut Raja Rani, which was released in 2013 (Image credits: Instagram)
Key Highlight
  • Atlee celebrated 10 years of his directorial debut Raja Rani, with an Instagram post
  • He thanked the film's lead actors Arya and Nayanthara, and all his other collaborators in the post
  • Nayanthara, on the other hand, wished Atlee by resharing his post on her official handle

Atlee, the celebrated Tamil filmmaker is currently on a high with the mega success of his debut Bollywood film, Jawan. The mass actioner, which stars superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role, recently entered the glorious 1000-Crore club of Indian cinema, and has already emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.

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Meanwhile, Atlee is celebrating 10 years of his directorial debut Raja Rani, the superhit romantic comedy that was released in September 2013. The movie, which featured famous Tamil actor Arya and lady superstar Nayanthara in the lead roles, is still considered one of the best films made in the genre in the last decade.

Atlee pens a heartfelt note as Raja Rani turns 10

The filmmaker, who is overwhelmed with all the love pouring his way, took to his official Instagram handle and penned a heartfelt note, as Raja Rani turned 10. In his post, Atlee thanked the film's lead pair Arya and Nayanthara, and popular actors Jai and Nazriya Nazim Fahadh, who appeared in pivotal roles. He also thanked all stars and technicians who played important parts in his films, including the leading men of his most successful outings, Thalapathy Vijay and Shah Rukh Khan, and his mentor, director S Shankar


"10 years into the film industry and it’s nothing short of a dream. Thanks to everyone who stood by me; @priyaatlee, my family, my friends, well-wishers, press, TV channels, and last but not the least my audience & fans," wrote the filmmaker. "It’s been a wonderful journey, you all have motivated me so much and made me break my barriers to go beyond. It’s just a beginning with all the learnings so far. God is so kind. Thank you so much and love you all," he further added.

Have a look at Atlee's Instagram post:

Nayanthara showers love on Atlee

Nayanthara showers love on Atlee

The lady superstar of South cinema, who joined hands with Atlee for his directorial debut Raja Rani and for some of his most successful outings including the 2019-released Tamil blockbuster Bigil, and his latest outing Jawan, took to her Instagram handle and showered love on the director. Nayanthara shared Atlee's post on her Instagram story with a caption that reads: "Atlee... Proud of you (hug emoji)."

ALSO READ: Raja Rani to Jawan: Atlee's directorial triumphs over the last decade

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