Aanand L Rai, whose last film Zero was a disappointment at the box office, is ready to make a comeback. The director whose films Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhanaa and Tanu Weds Manu Returns have been appreciated by the audience is working again with actor Dhanush. The actor, who played the character of Kundan Shankar in the 2013 film Raanjhana, recently said that he would be joining hands with Aanand for a new film and an official announcement would be made very soon.
According to the latest reports by an entertainment portal, Aanand’s new film will also star Hrithik Roshan and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles. Apparently, Hrithik Roshan whose latest flick Super 30 has been a massive success at the box office, crossing the 100 crore mark was approached for the film but has not signed it yet. As per a source quoted by the entertainment portal, the actor loves the idea behind the film and the modalities are currently being worked out. Although Hrithik has received many offers in the last few months, apparently it did not take Aanad Rai much time to convince him to be a part of his film.
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Humble gratitude for good teachers in my life. . Dear Ganesh , you are an incredibly talented actor , thank you for the endless hours that you dedicated to teaching me the Bihari accent. . . And Vinod , you made me explore areas of my mind which i probably would never have discovered and experienced. Also with you I discovered that building a character can be a fun collaborative experience. Wish all actors were willing to explore. Looking forward to even more fun breaking the rules of the game my friend :) . . #studentforlife #studentoflife @vinraw @ganeshkumar.fti
Meanwhile, Sara Ali Khan who has just finished shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next film Aaj Kal, opposite Kartik Aaryan was spotted at Aanand’s Andheri office last month and as per the report, she may be playing the female protagonist in the film. No details of the story or the characters are known yet, and an official announcement about the casting is yet to be made.
The project may go on the floors in January next year. Aanand L Rai made his directorial debut with a psychological thriller Strangers. His film Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel Tanu Weds Manu Returns starring Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan received critical acclaim and both were huge successes at the box office.