Dhanush with Uma Thurman Set to Make Hollywood Debut


Chennai: Tamil actor Dhanush bagged a Hollywood movie to his name. He will play negative role and set to work under Marjane Satrapi’s direction.

Dhanush with Uma Thurman

Dhanush ruled the hearts of audience by his acting skills and attracted people with his Kolaveri Song. Especially with his debut Bollywood movie Raanjhana, he even made people cry. With all these success, the Tamil actor has proved his ace. He took a step forward to make a Hollywood debut with a front line star cast and director.

First Indian to bag a negative role

As report suggests, Dhanush will play the main protagonist in his debut Hollywood film. This is unique of its kind as no Indian actor played such a role till date. In addition, sources also said that, many Indian actors like Anil Kapoor, Om Puri, etc. are seen in supporting roles in English flicks. Dhanush is the first Indian to bag a negative role.

“The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” is the movie title and Iranian – French director, Marjane Satrapi will direct it. She became famous for one of his best animated movie PERSEPOLIS.

Dhanush will be working along with the actress Uma Thurman. She is especially known for her role in some famous movies like Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, etc. In addition, the other lead actor is Alexandra Daddario. Alexandra is an American actor and is well known for her roles in Percy Jackson Series. Both these female actors will play key roles in this film.

The story of this film is based on a book written by Romain Puertolas which also has the same title. Dhanush will portray the role of AJA, a conjurer who belongs to a group of Indian artist’s colony. As per story, he was sent to Paris by his mother for a secret mission.

Moreover, makers will shoot this film at various locations in France, Morocco and other places. While there is no official information available regarding the schedule, shooting is expected to start in second half of 2016.