12 Feb 2020
'Atrangi Re': Sara, Dhanush to shoot in Bihar and Madurai
The movie was announced a couple of weeks back.
Bashing speculations that it is yet another love triangle like his last directorial, Zero (2018), Rai said that the film can't be slotted in one genre.
Akshay to join the shoot in mid-April
The film, co-produced by Rai with Akshay and Bhushan Kumar (T-Series), will go on floors in March.
With a total shooting schedule of 80-90 days, the movie will be wrapped up in July.
I look for partners who are emotionally charged, said Rai
Describing the film as a mix of two Indian cultures, Rai told Mumbai Mirror, "All my characters are 'funnily weird' and it's their emotional journey."
Talking about the fascinating cast of the film, Rai stated, "I don't see casting as a task you need to pull off. I look for partners who are as emotionally charged as me on the journey."
I said yes within 10 minutes, Akshay had revealed
Talking about his role, Akshay had earlier told Bombay Times, "When he [Rai] narrated the film to me, I said 'yes' within 10 minutes."
"It is a 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. I will remember it for the rest of my life," he added.
'Atrangi Re' to release around Valentine's Day in 2021
Atrangi Re marks Rai's first collaboration with Sara and Akshay, and second with Dhanush, after the 2013 release Raanjhanaa.
The film has been produced by T-Series, Color Yellow Productions, and Cape of Good Films. It's penned by National award-winning writer Himanshu Sharma.
AR Rahman will be composing the music.
It is set to release around Valentine's Day, February 14, next year.
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Interestingly, Sara has a release this V-Day as well
It seems Sara is making it a point to work in movies that release during Valentine's week. The young actress' next movie, Love Aaj Kal, is hitting screens this Friday, February 14. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Kartik Aaryan plays her love interest in the movie.
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- Akshay Kumar
- Sara Ali Khan
- Aaj Kal
- AR Rahman
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- Bhushan Kumar
- Bombay Times
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- Good Films
- Himanshu Sharma
- Imtiaz Ali
- Kartik Aaryan
- Love Aaj Kal
- Mumbai Mirror
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