Earlier, actor Dhanush had confirmed in an IANS interview that he would be teaming up with Tanu Weds Manu and Zero fame, director Aanand L Rai for a film co-starring Sara Ali Khan. Although no official announcement has come from the makers or director, Akshay Kumar will reportedly feature in an extended cameo role in the film. The Housefull star is said to have readily agreed to the role without a second thought despite his busy schedule.
Dhanush had said, “Yes, I will be teaming up with Aanand L Rai in some time, but other than that, I am waiting for the right script to come my way. I am doing a Hindi film and there will be an announcement about the same pretty soon.”
According to reports, the Dhanush-Aanand film will feature three lead characters in a love triangle, similar to their earlier association Raanjhanaa (2013), co-starring Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhaskar, but the story of this film is said to be entirely different.
Hrithik Roshan‘s name is said to have been suggested before Akshay’s reported Indian Express. “Sara Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan were approached for this movie after Dhanush. And while an official announcement is yet to happen, the makers are quite excited for it already,” said the report. Tanhaji star Ajay Devgn was also reportedly approached before finalising the cast.
Akshay Kumar whose last outing Good Newwz is faring well at the box office will next be seen in Rohit Shetty‘s Sooryavanshi, Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Prithviraj, Farhad Samji’s Bachchan Pandey, Ranjit Tiwari’s Bell Bottom, and Raghava Lawrence‘s Laxmmi Bomb.
Meanwhile, Dhanush who saw two releases — Asuran and Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta last year, is awaiting the release of his next, Pattas which is hitting screens for Pongal. The actor recently won the Filmfare award for ‘Best Actor (Tamil)’ for his performance in Vada Chennai (2018) at the 66th Filmfare Awards South and the ‘Best Actor’ award for Asuran at the Ananda Vikatan Awards 2019 and at the Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020.
Dhanush has also completed a film with Karthik Subbaraj and is currently filming for his next titled Karnan with Pariyerum Perumal fame director Mari Selvaraj. He will also be working on a film under Kalanithi Maran’s banner Sun Pictures, the director of which is yet to be revealed.
Watch the trailer of Good Newwz here.