In 2013, Aanand L Rai launched Dhanush in the Hindi Film Industry with his love story, Raanjhanaa, co-starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. The film went on to emerge as the sleeper hit of 2013 and played a big role in establishing Dhanush a known face in the Hindi markets. The duo reunited again on Atrangi Re, which was a direct-to-digital release in 2021, and the film again was appreciated for the plot and performances. And now, Pinkvilla has exclusively learned that Dhanush and Aanand L Rai are ready for a hat-trick, as the duo is collaborating for the third time on a feature film.
Marking 10 years of Raanjhanaa, Aanand L Rai and Dhanush are gearing up for a special collaboration on a yet untitled love story with action in its backdrop. The script is in the works for a while now and Aanand L Rai is finally ready to take the film on floors early next year. Both the actor and director have met multiple times over the last few months and have signed the dotted lines very recently,” reveals the sources.
The idea of announcing the film around the anniversary of Raanjhanaa is also a result of the fact that the film holds a special spot in Aanand L Rai’s heart. “Marking a decade of the musical love story, Aanand L Rai and team are ready to make a special announcement for audiences,” added sources.
The core plot of the yet untitled action love story will be set in the heartland of India, much like other Aanand L Rai hits like Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and Raanjhanaa. Apart from Dhanush, the makers are looking to cast an A-List actor to play the female lead and get a big ensemble on board the film.