After much speculation about Aanand L Rai’s next, it has been confirmed that Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush will be coming together for the filmmaker’s ‘Atrangri Re’.
This will be Dhanush’s second outing with Rai after their 2013 critical hit ‘Raanjhanaa’. The fresh cast will see Khan as the female lead, while Kumar will be seen in a special role.
“I am thrilled to be working with Aanand L Rai, I have always admired the way he has showcased his stories. When he narrated the film to me I said yes to it within ten minutes. “It is a very challenging character to play but at the same time it is such a special role that my heart just couldn’t say no to it and I will remember it for the rest of my life,” Akshay said in a statement.
He added, “My combination with Sara and Dhanush truly makes it true to its title – ‘Atrangi’! And I know that Aanand in his special and simple way of storytelling will only add magic to it. As I said, my heart just couldn’t let this one go.”
Rai said, “It takes a secure actor like Akshay to do such a role. He has been pushing the envelope and is always up for challenges.” Talking about the cast, he added, “Their pairing is quite interesting and exciting. Fans will love the freshness these two will bring on the big screen.”