Real ‘PadMan’ Arunachalam Muruganantham wants Dhanush to tell his story in Tamil
Akshay Kumar’s PadMan, based on the incredible true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham and his vision for low-cost sanitary napkin, has been received very well by audiences alike. The film has already done business over Rs 50 crore and counting in India. While there’s denying that Akshay Kumar gave his heart and soul to the titular role, Muruganandam feels Dhanush would be the ideal choice to play him if his story ever gets made in Tamil. Speaking at a special screening of the film earlier this week in Chennai, Muruganantham said it’d be nice if Dhanush featured in the Tamil version of his story.
There’s been no update yet on whether Muruganantham’s story would be made in Tamil. It’ll be interesting to see if Dhanush would accept the role if he’s approached with an offer. It’d be brave of him accept the offer given that it’s a very unconventional role. Currently busy shooting for Maari 2, in which he returns as local rowdy - sporting John Lennon-like shades, wearing dhoti and twirled mustache; Dhanush also awaits the release of Enai Noki Paayum Thota, which marks his maiden collaboration with Gautham Vasudev Menon.
This year, Dhanush also has Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai, in which he plays a gangster, in his kitty. He’s set to commence work on his second directorial from this summer. Towards the end of the year, he will reunite with filmmaker Anand L Rai for a yet-untitled project after Ranjhanaa.
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