Director Aanand L Rai is all set for his next movie “Atrangi Re” which is going to release on December 24 on Disney + Hotstar and stars Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Akshay Kumar in important roles. Many south Indian actresses have tried their luck in Bollywood and have tasted success but when it comes to actors, not many have succeeded.
However, Dhanush is one of those few actors who have not done much work in Bollywood and still he is very popular among the north Indian audiences.
Dhanush made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with “Raanjhanaa” which was directed by Aanand L Rai and also starred Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol among others. Talking about roping in a south Indian actor in his movie, Aanand L Rai stated he did it because of the story and not because of any strategy.
During an interview, he said that at the time of “Raanjhanaa”, he told himself not to hesitate while approaching the talented actors from south because this is his country and these are his own people.
Aanand L Rai also puts forth a question that when Bollywood moviemakers can take the scripts from south and remake movies, why they can’t take the actors in their movies. He concluded by saying that if Pritam is his, so is A R Rahman and the same stands for Dhanush and Akshay Kumar.
Nowadays, many filmmakers are trying to bridge the gap between north and south by signing south Indian actors in their movies and web series. Some time back, the famous south Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was seen in The Family Man 2 which starred Manoj Bajpayee and another south Indian actress Priyamani in important roles.