Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush starrer begins shooting of ‘Atrangi Re’
‘Atrangi Re’, starring Tamil cinema actor Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan, and Akshay Kumar, is slated to hit the theatres next year on Valentine’s Day weekend, the makers announced recently. The film, is helmed by ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ director Aanand L Rai. It is a joint production by Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions, T-Series and Cape Of Good Films. The film was announced in January this year.
Sharing the news with fans, the official Twitter handle of T-Series tweeted, “The beginning of a new journey! @AanandLRai’s directorial #AtrangiRe starring @AkshayKumar, @DhanushKRaja & #SaraAliKhan goes on floors today! “Presented by @itsbhushankumar’s @Tseries @cypplofficial & #CapeOfGoodFilms, the film is written by #HimanshuSharma & an @arrahman musical. The film will be releasing on Valentine’s Weekend.”
This will be the first time that Sara Ali Khan will be seen playing a double role on-screen. ‘Atrangi’ is a cross-cultural love story set in Madurai and Bihar. “While Atrangi Re is primarily a love story set in the heartland, laced with humour, the storytelling is in a zone the filmmaker has not attempted before. The screenplay follows a non-linear narrative of two romances from different timelines running in the parallel,” revealed by a source close to the film in an interview.
The film, which reunites Dhanush and Aanand after their 2013 critical hit ‘Raanjhanaa’, will feature Akshay in a special role. Sara is playing the female lead in the movie. ‘Atrangi Re’ has been written by National Award winner Himanshu Sharma, who last worked with Rai on ‘Zero’ (2018).