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Dhanush and Nagarjuna likely to team up for a bilingual

If everything goes as planned, then Dhanush and Nagarjuna will share the screen space for the first time in their career and it will be in Dhanush’s second directorial.

regional movies Updated: Feb 08, 2018 09:40 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Dhanush,Nagarjuna,Power Paandi
Dhanush’s first directorial, Pa Paandi, was a major success.

In 2017, Dhanush made a terrific directorial debut with Power Paandi aka Pa Paandi, which not only appealed to critics and audiences alike but also struck gold at the box-office. A heart-warming story of a 60-year-old, who goes on a self-exploration road trip, the film features Raj Kiran in the titular role and also starred Dhanush in a cameo. Last December, Dhanush took to Twitter to reveal that he’s all set for his second directorial project and it will feature him in the titular role. “As speculated my next directorial venture will be with Sri Thenandal Films. I will also be playing the lead. More updates in 2018,” Dhanush tweeted.

The latest update is that this project will also star Akkineni Nagarjuna as one of the leads. If everything goes as planned, then Dhanush and Nagarjuna will share the screen space for the first time in their career. Apparently, megastar Chiranjeevi was initially approached with the offer but since he’s busy with his period film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, he turned it down. Following the success of Oopiri (in Tamil), which featured Karthi and Nagarjuna; the makers felt it’d make sense to rope in Nagarjuna.

Nagarjuna’s chemistry with Karthi in Oopiri was the reason the makers decided to cast him.

This year, Dhanush will first work on Maari 2 and upon completion of this project he’ll work on his second directorial project. According to reliable sources, the yet-untitled film will go on the floors from August 2018. While the genre of the film is yet-unknown, it has however been confirmed that there will be small period connection in the film. A brief portion might be shot in the pre-independent era. Actor Prasanna, who played a pivotal role in Power Paandi, is said to have bagged an important role in this film. If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, the project will be a period romantic drama. Having recently wrapped up Vada Chennai and Enai Noki Paayum Thota, Dhanush will also work his on his next Bollywood outing towards the end of this year. This project will reunite him with Raanjhanaa fame Anand L Rai.

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First Published: Feb 08, 2018 09:35 IST