Award-winning actor Dhanush returns to Hindi films after a long gap with Atrangi Re by Aanand L Rai and as part of the promotion of the film he recently appeared in a special episode of Koffee Shots with Karan with his co-actress Sara Ali Khan. that of Dhanush work in the Hindi film industry may be limited to Raanjhanaa and Shamitabh, but he is a quintessential actor who has achieved exemplary performance in the Tamil film industry. In the chat, Karan asked Dhanush what he thought of the Indian film industry as a whole and how they should “see themselves as products of Indian cinema, and no longer as regional products”.
For that, Dhanush said he has been promoting the same thought since 2013, when he was promoting Raanjhanaa. “I said the same thing: ‘Don’t call it northern films, southern films, it should be Indian films, I’m an Indian actor. So don’t write, when you write about me, as “southern actor Dhanush”. I’m just an actor, that’s all, “he said.When asked if Atrangi Re was an important film for him in the Hindi space, Dhanush said, “I don’t see it as ‘this is a very important film for me in Hindi’. It’s an important movie for me because it’s directed by my brother, so it’s very important that way, but in other ways every movie that I make is very important to me.
He adds that he does not choose films based on languages, but on their history. “I don’t choose films based on ‘I need this for Hindi or I need this for Tamil’. Whatever story is presented to me, I find it interesting, I try to be a part of it and I try to do justice to this character. That’s also how I see this one, ”he said.
Dhanush also appreciated Sara Ali Khan’s performance in the film. “She was very sincere from the start,” said Dhanush, adding that he was “pleasantly surprised by the seriousness with which she was taking this role.”
Explaining how the character of Rinku is a dream role for any actor, Dhanush said Sara “knew she had landed a golden character.” “It’s a dream role for any actor. When I heard the script I told Aanand L Rai that I would have liked to have the role of Rinku but unfortunately I can only play Vishu. It’s a brilliant role, and the beauty is that she knew it. She was sincere and hardworking. I was very surprised, “he added.
When Karan asked if he had a preconceived idea about Sara, Dhanush accepted that he was “a little worried” if she could play the part as it was a difficult role to play. “To be honest, I was a little worried. It is such an important and difficult role. I asked Aanand ji how many films she had made before. He told me 2 or 3 movies at that time. I was like ‘can she get away with this?’ And Aanandji kept telling me, “There is something that I need and I see it in her.” And he does. I don’t know how he does it. For some reason, out of nowhere he brought me here to do Raanjhanaa. He was convinced that he was my actor for the film. So he must have seen something in her, ”Dhanush replied.
Dhanush previously worked with Aanand L Rai in Raanjhanaa, which marked his debut in Hindi films.
Also starring Akshay Kumar, Atrangi Re will be released on Disney + Hotstar on December 24.