The Tamil movie star and a National Award winner, Dhanush, signs his first Bollywood film to be directed by Aanand L Rai of Tanu Weds Manu fame. After Dhanush’s Kolaveri Di became a nation-wide rage, the actor was keen on venturing into Bollywood.



For the past six months, the director Aanand L Rai was in search of a simple, ordinary boy to play the main lead in his film which is titled Raanjhnaa. How Dhanush came in the scenario? Actually Aanand saw his Tamil film Aadukalam, for which Dhanush even won a National award.

“When I saw Dhanush in the Tamil film Aadukalam, I liked him immediately. He looks very ordinary and honest, and that was the demand of the character,” says the director. Dhanush liked the script of Raanjhnaa and has started working on it. However, there is another reason for Dhanush to work with Aanand. The Tamil star liked the fact that Aanand wanted him in the film even before Kolaveri Di happened.

Surprisingly, the actor has also found an interesting way to learn Hindi. According to Dhanush, the problem is not the language, it’s the culture. The actor says he will learn the culture and the language will come automatically.

Like Tanu Weds Manu, the movie Raanjhnaa is also a love story and though the film is set against the backdrop of the holy city Banaras, the film and its characters will take the audiences to Delhi, Punjab, Chennai, etc.