Dhanush to start shooting for Hollywood project from mid May

Dhanush, who is basking in the success of his directorial debut Pa Paandi, will begin work on his Hollywood film in May.

regional movies Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:27 IST
Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Dhanush’s first Hollywood film is based on a best-selling novel.

Dhanush is currently basking in the success of his directorial debut Pa Paandi. In his latest interview to Times of India, the reticent star has opened up about his directorial stint, his plans of making a sequel to Power Paandi and Hollywood debut. Talking about his long time desire to direct, Dhanush said: “I have wanted to direct for quite some time, but I wanted to be ready and know what I am doing. I wanted to know the basics. I made 17 short films to try and understand the craft by making mistakes. But this doesn’t mean that I am ready now... I still feel I am not ready yet, but sometimes, you just need to have blind faith and take the plunge. I think I just did that.”

Asked if he has a sequel in mind, he said, “I would be lying if I said no. I have an idea for Pa Pandi 2, but I don’t know when it will happen, or if it will happen at all. Right now, I am just enjoying this phase. He also went on to add that he has already received offers to direct a Hindi as well two Tamil projects.

Talking about his maiden Hollywood project, Dhanush said they commence shooting next month in Mumbai. “”We will begin shooting for the film from May 14 in Mumbai. We will also be heading to Brussels, Rome, Paris and other parts of Europe for the shoot. I am not allowed to speak anything about it. But since everyone knows that it is based on the best-selling novel, people must have an idea on what the film will be all about. The reason I am doing this film is that I want to understand more about cinema, filmmaking and how things work there. The process has already begun and I am very excited about it.”

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First Published: Apr 26, 2017 15:27 IST