MUMBAI: It’s confirmed! It will totally be an ‘Atrangi’ combination when superstars Akshay Kumar and Dhanush will come together along with beautiful Sara Ali Khan. The Anand L Rai directorial had now been given an apt title to complement its cast and that is ‘Atrangi Re’.
The movie marks the first collaboration of all three actors with each other. While Dhanush previously has worked with the director in the hit flick Ranjhaana, Sara and Akshay will be directed by Rai for the very first time.
Earlier, there were reports that Hrithik Roshan will be the one completing the trio alongside the ‘Simmba’ girl and the “Kolaveri Di” boy but now it is confirmed that the ‘Airlift’ star has been roped in for the role.
Talking about his part in the movie ‘Atrangi Re’, Akshay revealed that it took him barely 10 minutes to say yes to the project. He said, “I am thrilled to be working with Aanand L Rai, as I have always admired the way he has showcased his stories. When he narrated the film to me, I said ‘yes’ within 10 minutes. It is a challenging character to play, but at the same time, it is such a special role that my heart just couldn’t say ‘no’ to it. I will remember it for the rest of my life. My combination with Sara and Dhanush truly makes it true to its title — Atrangi! And I know that Aanand, in his special and simple way of storytelling, will only add magic to it. As I said, my heart just couldn’t let this one go.”
However, reports suggest that Akshay will have a cameo in the Sara-Dhanush starrer. Music maestro AR Rahman will be the composer whereas it is produced by Bhushan Kumar. The film is expected to go on floors by March, this year.
On the work front, Sara is busy with the promotions of her upcoming love flick ‘Love Aaj Kal’ alongside Kartik Aaryan. Akshay, on the other hand, is busy with numerous projects including ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, ‘Bachchan Pandey’, ‘Prithviraj’, and ‘Bell Bottom’. His next release will be Rohit Shetty directorial ‘Sooryavanshi’ on 27th March 2020.