Dhanush to work with Amitabh and Akshara Haasan in Balki’s next
After scoring a hit movie with Bollywood debut ‘Raanjhanaa’, Tamil actor Dhanush has now joined hands with film maker R. Balki for a yet-untitled Hindi project, which will feature Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in an important role and Kamal Haasan’s second daughter Akshara Haasan.
Dhanush posted on his Twitter page, “Yes guys, my next Hindi film is with Balki sir. (I’m) very excited and eagerly looking forward to it. (I’m) privileged to share screen space with Big B himself and ecstatic to be part of Raja sir’s musical again. Finally, a chance to work with P.C sir !”
At present, Dhanush is busy shooting for his Tamil films, ‘Velaiyilla Pattadhari’ and ‘Anegan’.
Bollywood big star Amitabh Bachchan, earlier this year was all praise for Dhanush after he saw his debut film ‘Raanjhanaa’. Big B had called him to praise the National award-winning actor.
Big B tweeted: “R Balki me on again for the next film, a unique story as is the norm with him, and working with Dhanush and Akshara Kamal’s daughter.”
This is the third time Balki has teamed up with Big B and composer Illayaraja after ‘Paa’ and ‘Cheeni Kum’.
R Balki made his mark in Bollywood in 2007 with Cheeni Kum with Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu, followed by Paa in 2009 with Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Vidya Balan. After these two hit movies, he took a break to produce his wife Gauri Shinde’s directorial venture, English Vinglish starring Sri Devi.
While Dhanush and Akshara Haasan would star opposite each other, the stellar role is played by Big B in Balki’s yet untitled film, which is believed to go on floors in 2014 and is likely to be released by the end of the year.
The music for the film will be composed by Tamil music composer Ilaiyaraaja and Balki has roped in PC Sreeram for cinematography.