Actor Dhanush and composer Anirudh Ravichander go a long way back and are known for their successful collaboration in films such as 3, VIP, Thanga Magan and Maari. Following an alleged fall-out, the two stopped working together and Dhanush found a replacement for Anirudh in Sean Roldan, who worked with the former in films such as VIP 2 and Pa Paandi.
If recent reports are anything to go by, the estranged duo is expected to join hands in 2019.
In a recent video interview, Anirudh hinted that he might reunite with Dhanush next year. “Not this year, but in 2019, Dhanush and I may work together,” he said.
Not long ago, rumours made the rounds that Anirudh might compose again for Dhanush for Maari 2, but Yuvan Shankar Raja was eventually signed for the project. The Dhanush-Anirudh combo has given several chartbusters, including the globally popular Why This Kolaveri, which is undoubtedly one of their biggest hits. Ever since they stopped working together, both have maintained a stoic silence regarding their relationship.
On the career front, Dhanush is currently busy shooting for Maari 2, in which he returns as a dhoti-clad, moustache-twirling rowdy. As he awaits the release of Enai Noki Paayum Thota and his debut Hollywood film, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, he’s also gearing up for the shoot of his second directorial in which he will also play the lead. The project is expected to roll from this summer.
Dhanush is also expected to reunite with Raanjhanaa director Anand L Rai later this year for his third Hindi outing. He may also star in the Tamil remake of recent Telugu hit Needi Naadi Oke Katha. According to the industry grapevine, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu has acquired the Tamil remake rights of the film and has plans to make it with Dhanush.
Anirudh, on the other hand, is gearing up to start work on Karthik Subbaraj’s next film with superstar Rajinikanth.
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