Actor Dhanush, who is currently on a movie signing spree, took to social media, on Sunday, to share with fans that he has completed shooting for filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s upcoming movie Atrangi Re. Sharing a photo with director Aanand Rai and the film’s writer Himanshu Sharma, the actor wrote, “Atrangire wrapped. Thank you @aanandlrai and himanshu. Love you both.”
Prior to Atrangi Re, Himanshu, Aanand and Dhanush had collaborated on the 2013 hit Raanjhanaa, which saw Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor in the lead. Written by Himanshu and directed by Aanand, the movie also featured Swara Bhasker, Abhay Deol and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in pivotal roles. The songs composed by AR Rahman for the film opened to rave reviews from critics and was praised by fans.
Atrangi Re stars Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. Similar to other movies that were being shot last year, the production had to be halted in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as the lockdown guidelines were relaxed, the team resumed shooting. According to reports, the makers were shooting in Benaras before the lockdown. The crew resumed filming for the romantic-drama movie in Madurai last October, followed by a shoot in Delhi. The film has music by AR Rahman and lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil. Atrangi Re is scheduled to hit the big screens on August 6.
Earlier last week, actor Dhanush thanked fans and colleagues after bagging the National Film Award for his performance in Vetrimaaran’s directorial Asuran. He shared the award with actor Manoj Bajpayee, who won the award for his performance in the Hindi movie Bhonsle.
Dhanush has a number of projects in his kitty. He is awaiting the release of Karthik Subbaraj directed Jagame Thandhiram which will premiere on OTT platform Netflix. He will also be seen in Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan, which is slated for a theatrical release on April 9. Apart from working on an untitled Karthick Naren project, Dhanush is also filming for the Hollywood movie The Gray Man.
(With Inputs from PTI)