Sara Ali Khan to Play a Bihari Girl Opposite Dhanush
Sara Ali Khan will undergo a complete image makeover in this film that will be directed by Aanand L Rai
Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush is back in the news. For those of us who were wondering what happened to the great bromance between filmmaker Aanand Rai (Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Ranjhaana and Zero) and Tamil star Dhanush after they collaborated on Ranjhaana 6 years ago, here comes the reason to rejoice in this festive season.
Anand and Dhanush are coming together for the former’s next directorial, said to be a quirky edgy dark romance with plenty of humour. Interestingly, Dhanush’s leading lady in this untitled film would be Sara Ali Khan who will do a complete image makeover. Sara plays a rustic Bihari girl, and it won’t be about just getting into a florid sari and indulging in loud behaviour. Sara will attend acting workshops to get into the skin of her Bihari character. She will also be tutored the nuances of Bhojpuri (one of the official languages in Bihar, please note there there’s no language called ‘Bihari’) by a voice coach. It seems early in her career Sara has decided to be more adventurous than her father Saif Ali Khan ever thought of being in his early days.
Sara will be seen next in the February release Love Aaj Kal opposite rumoured real life boyfriend Kartik Aaryan. The trailer released recently to some mild criticism.
Dhanush, on the other hand, has been seen in only one Hindi film, Shamitabh after his spectacular debut in Ranjhaana with Sonam Kapoor. Aanand Rai would also be looking forward to making a hit film with one of his favourite actors after failing big time with Shah Rukh Khan in Zero.