Dhanush was worried about Sara Ali Khan being cast in ‘Atrangi Re’

Dhanush is making his Bollywood comeback with ‘Atrangi Re’ with Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar. This is Dhanush’s second project with Anand L Rai after ‘Ranjhanaa’ (2013), which was learned good response from audiences. ‘Atrangi Re’ trailer and songs have been loved by the audience already. The stars are already doing Promotions for the film. Recently Dhanush and Sara appeared in ‘Koffee With Karan’, in the promo we saw they spoke about their journey. At one point, Dhanush also spoke about how skeptical he was with Sara coming on-board Atrangi Re. He had his reservations and even raised them to Anand L Rai.

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Dhanush explained that he was worried that Sara Ali Khan was cast to play such a difficult role since she is just 2 or 3 films old. He said ” To be very honest, I was a little worried. It’s such a big role and a very difficult character to play. I asked Aanand Ji, ‘How many films has she done?’ He told me 2 or 3 films, at that point in time. I was like, ‘Can she pull it off?'” He then described how Anand L Rai convinced him that Sara was perfect for the role. “Aanand Ji kept telling me, ‘There is something I need and I see it in her.’ And he does. I don’t know how he cracks that. For some reason, out of nowhere, he brought me here to do Raanjhanaa. He had the conviction that this is my actor for the film. So, he must have seen something in her,” Dhanush said. He then appreciated that Sara has an appetite to learn and grow more.

Sara Ali Khan essays the role of Rinku in this film who is in love with Akshay Kumar’s character but married off with Dhanush’s character. The film will be released on the OTT platform Disney Plus Hotstar on December 24.