Nov 022017
 

After stalwarts like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan Khan proved their mettle in Hollywood, more and more Indian actors are working towards fulfilling their American dreams. Recently, actor Ali Fazal floored us all with his exceptional acting in ‘Victoria & Abdul’ opposite the iconic Judy Dench. Now, another Indian actor is all set to make his hotshot Hollywood debut and the first look is proof enough that you can’t miss this one.

Dhanush, who is best known for ‘Raanjhanaa’ and his viral song ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’, will soon be seen in ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’. Helmed by Ken Scott, this film is based on the book ‘The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An IKEA Wardrobe’ written by Romain Puértolas.

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Dhanush will play the protagonist Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a man who sets out on an extraordinary journey to find his estranged father. This comedy-adventure movie is being shot in Mumbai, Brussels, Rome and Paris among other places. Looking suave in a blue suit, Dhanush looks nothing close to a fakir, which kind of intrigues to know more about both the character and the movie and how well does it justify the book that became an international bestseller selling in over than 30 countries. Dhanush will be joined by French actress Bérénice Bejo, who is known for films like ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Childhood of a Leader’.  

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An ecstatic Dhanush reportedly expressed his happiness on signing this movie in a statement, saying he was happy to be a part of the film with collaborators from three continents and that he was looking forward to an extraordinary journey ahead. In fact, Scott is also excited about having Dhanush onboard and had earlier said that he is a highly talented actor to work with. According to Variety, Scott said, “What’s great is I get to work with a great actor, Dhanush, who is a huge star in India. He’s a great actor, but also a great dancer, a great singer, he has a very unique way of dancing and moving, he’s just very charming.”  

Dhanush Is All Set To Make His Hollywood Debut With Ken Scott© Eros International

 

 

While talking about the book, Scott said, “The book was a huge success. It was sold in 36 countries. It’s a bestseller. There are many aspects that interested me, there’s obviously comedy, a lot of comedy, some very poetic moments. It’s the story of a magician/ thief who grew up in this small neighbourhood in Mumbai, India, he sets sail on this journey of self-discovery throughout Europe.”

The movie also stars Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi and Abel Jafri. The first look and the poster appear to be highly promising and given how versatile and effortless Dhanush’s acting is, this movie is straight away going in our must-watch list.   

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