Dhanush in Bollywood
After the success of his debut film in Hindi Raanjhana, Dhanush is going places. His next in Hindi is to be directed by R. Balki, who directed Amitabh Bachchan in Paa. Dhanush recently tweeted that he was looking forward to working with the Big B and Balki. The yet-to-be-titled film will have cinematography by none other than P.C. Sreeram. Balki’s favourite, Ilaiyaraaja, is to score the music for this movie. Akshara Haasan, Kamal Haasan’s younger daughter, is also expected to be part of this film.
Dhanush will be playing a mute man who wants to become an actor. And Amitabh Bachchan will be his voice.
Revealed a source close to the film’s production, “Dhanush can only emote so Mr Bachchan speaks for him and together they work towards realizing their dream to make it big.” Dhanush will have to attend workshops, which will begin soon.
Despite repeated attempts, Balki and Dhanush couldn’t be reached for a comment.
AFTER BALKI, DHANUSH BACK WITH AANAND RAI
Aanand L Rai, who caught the eye with Tanu Weds Manu and followed it up with Raanjhanaa, will now be producing a film with which Tamil director Vetrimaaran will make his Bollywood debut.
Vetrimaaran’s Polladhavan (2007) and Aadukalam (2011) which bagged six National Awards, both starred Dhanush. Now the two are co-producing Kaaka Muttai which will open in 2014.
So, it is no surprise that Dhanush will also feature in Vetrimaran’s first Hindi film. The film will be made under Rai’s banner Colour Yellow Pictures. “Yes, after Balki sir’s film, our film will be Dhanush’s next,” confirms Rai, adding that while his love stories have a middleclass flavour and an easy flow, Vetrimaran makes a strong statement with his love stories. “So don’t expect another lovelorn Kundan.”