Even before his dream of directing a Hindi film could be realized, actor Dhanush finds himself debuting as an actor in Bollywood. Popular Bollywood film-maker Anand L Rai has chosen Dhanush to play the lead role in his upcoming film titled Raanjhnaa. Asked as to what made him go for Dhanush knowing fully well that the latter was not so fluent with his Hindi dialect, Rai has an interesting explanation to offer.
“I watched Dhanush’s performance in his national award-winning film Aadukalam and was immediately taken in by his down-to-earth looks and acting. In fact, the character I have chosen him to play in Raanjhnaa is that of a commoner and I’m sure he’d fit the bill perfectly,” says Rai.
Sonam Kapoor, one of the fast upcoming heroines and daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, has been chosen to play Dhanush’s heroine in the film, confirms Rai. “I wanted a small-town girl who would have to look smart, beautiful and with a perfect smile and Sonam was the one who immediately came to my mind and I have signed her up opposite Dhanush,” Rai informs.
The script has the holy town of Varanasi as its backdrop and the shooting is expected to commence from June onwards. Dhanush says he’s madly in love with the Kundan, the character he is set to play in the film, and with the film’s script as a whole. Let’s wish that the Kolaveri di… star manages to hit the bull’s eye in Bollywood too!