The muti-talented actor Dhanush who can sing, produce film, write songs, direct movies and of course act turns 34 today. And as fans wait for VIP 2 to hit theatres, here’s a look at why 2017 seems to be the best year in his career.
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2: Dhanush is back as Raghuvaran on the big screen again in the sequel to his 2014 hit. And apart from the big screen clash with Dhanush and Kajol in the lead, the film is also special as Dhanush has not only produced the film but even penned the story and dialogues for the it. Directed by his sister-in-law Soundarya Rajinikanth, VIP 2 was supposed to release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on July 28, but now the film will arrive in theatres in first half of August.
After directing Tamil film, Power Paandi, Dhunush wants to direct Hindi film: After a successful directorial debut with Power Paandi in April this year, the actor wants to return to the Hindi movies to direct a film. His two films in Bollywood received a lot of critical acclaim for his acting skills and the actor feels that directing a Hindi film will help him reach a wider audience. ‘Ranjhana’ and ‘Shamitabh’ really gave me a wider exposure to Hindi-speaking audience. And post that, I got to know how it works here. I’m happy that the kind of films I’m doing right now is reaching a wider audience and I’m looking forward to direct Hindi films as well,” he says.
Hollywood Debut: There is no stopping for Dhanush as the actor is also prepping for his Hollywood debut alongside Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Berenice Bejo and Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse with a film titled “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir”. “I can’t ask for more. It has been a great journey from where I started to where I am today. I am really blessed and it’s just that world has become smaller now. The exposure is much wider.” The actor says he feels fortunate to be a part of the film industry at a time when artistes are getting more and more chance to experiment with their characters. Dhanush said “Few years ago, it was completely different. Now you go to any country, city or continent and just say ‘Bollywood’ and they will know. So, it means everybody is watching everything.”
Dhanush is producing Rajinkanth film : It’s all about the family for Dhanush this year, as not only the actor is working in a film directed y Soundarya Rajinikanth, but his banner Wunderbar productions is also producing Rajinikanths’s film Kaala. After a successful film, Kabali last year, filmmaker Pa Ranjith is directing this one too.