The film, which reunites Dhanush and Aanand after their 2013 critical hit Raanjhanaa, will feature superstar Akshay Kumar in a “special role”. Akshay will be sharing screen space with Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush in next Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re! Akshay gave a statement that “I am thrilled to be working with Aanand L Rai, I have always admired the way he has showcased his stories. When he narrated the film to me I said yes to it within ten minutes.

“It is a very 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 and I will remember it for the rest of my life,” after signing ‘Atrangi Re’ The 52-year-old actor also said that he looks to forward to working with the two lead actors. “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,” Akshay added.

Sara can’t believe her luck and she exuded the same sentiment by sharing the news with fans on Instagram. She posted pictures with Akshay and Dhanush and wrote, “I can’t believe my luck. My next film: ATRANGI RE Blessed to be working with @aanandlrai sir In an @arrahman musical And so thankful to have @akshaykumar sir join hands with the extremely talented and incredibly humble @dhanushkraja and myself Presented by @itsbhushankumar’s @TSeries, @cypplofficial & #capeofgoodfilms And written by Himanshu Sharma Sir CANNOT WAIT TO START And cannot wait to come Again, on Valentine’s Day 14th February 2021”

Atrangi Re - featuring Sara Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Dhanush

About his film’s lead actors, Sara and Dhanush, the filmmaker said, “Their pairing is quite interesting and exciting. Fans will love the freshness these two will bring on the big screen.”

The director described “Atrangi Re” as a musical from noted composer A R Rahman and a project that is close to his heart. Aanand will direct the film from a script by National award winner Himanshu Sharma. T-Series head Bhushan Kumar said he is happy to have joined hands with Aanand for the new film.

“Atrangi Re” will go on floors on March 1.

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