Dhanush wins hearts with his ‘Raanjhanaa’ act

Last Updated: May 01, 2013, 12:59 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: After “Kolaveri Di”, Dhanush is in the limelight yet again essaying the role of a Benarasi lad in Eros International’s ‘Raanjhanaa’ directed by Aanand L Rai.

Sources say, “Benaras is a corner of the country where Dhanush has never been to before, yet he managed to deliver an outstanding performance of a typical Benarasi boy".

And while the trailer of the film that came out a few days ago has gone on to become one of the most popular trailers this year by striking a chord with a wide spectrum of audiences, the actor, who is currently shooting for a film remains unfazed by his rising popularity.

Talking about his association with the film and his role, Dhanush says, "Aanand Rai (director) did not choose me for “Kolaveri Di”, but for my National Award-winning film ‘Aadukalam’. But frankly speaking, I did not have to go through any rigid preparation for the role.”

Talking further about the art of learning the perfect delivery for dialogues such as "Girlfriend na sahi... feel hi dede!", Dhanush said, “Sonam and I met on the set for the first time. Given that I am not well versed with Hindi, she helped me understand so many things during the shoot. It must have been so difficult for her to act with me,” Dhanush insists he dubbed for all his lines. “It was tough but the writer Hemanshu and editor Hemal guided me all the through the pauses and punches.”

With music composed by A.R Rehman, Eros International’s ‘Raanjhanna’ directed by Aanand L Rai, starring Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol is scheduled to release June 21, 2013.