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Dhanush-Sonam to romance in Raj Kapoor-Nargis style

Mauli Singh, Bollywood Hungama   June 20, 2012
First Published: 12:18 IST(20/6/2012) | Last Updated: 16:59 IST(21/6/2012)
 The Tanu Weds Manu fame director Aanand L Rai's next, Raanjhnaa starring Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor is reportedly inspired from the great love story of the Bollywood legendary actors Raj Kapoor and Nargis.

Divulging on that, a source close to the film says, "The film is not a biopic on the love story of Raj Kapoor and Nargis. It is trying to re-capture the romance of one of the most romantic onscreen couples of Bollywood."

The source adds, "Aanand is a huge Raj Kapoor fan. He has seen all his films innumerable times. Apart from everything else, the director is hugely inspired from Raj Kapoor's romantic side. He feels Raj Kapoor was one of the most romantic men, onscreen and off-screen. He shared great onscreen chemistry with his co-star Nargis. They are the most romantic screen pair of Hindi films and did 16 movies together."

Reportedly, Aanand also gifted the DVDs of Shree 420, Awaara and Mera Naam Joker to South star Dhanush to polish his Hindi speaking skills. But the source says, "He also wanted the 'Kolaveri Di' star to study the actor as a romantic hero, the way he used his eyes and smiled. He wants his lead pair to have the same screen innocence and chemistry as Raj Kapoor and Nargis.

Dhanush and Sonam


The source said that makers may try and feature one of the most famous song, 'Pyar Hua, Ikraar Hua Hai' from the film Shree 420 in the movie.

Director Aanand L Rai confirms, "For me, Raj Kapoor has been a very inspiring personality and it is bound to reflect in few of my films. Any filmmaker who is making a love story will try to re-create the chemistry Raj Kapoor and Nargis shared onscreen."
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