‘Atrangi Re’: Not Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar to star alongside Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush in Aanand L Rai’s next

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Since the last few months speculation regarding the second male lead in Aanand L Rai’s next was rife. While it was confirmed that the film will star Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, however, the makers were on a hunt for their second male lead. Well, their hunt is over now as Akshay Kumar has come on board. Also, the film is titled ‘Atrangi Re’.

While not much is known about ‘Atrangi Re’s storyline, but earlier it was reported that Hrithik Roshan would be starring alongside Dhanush and Sara. However, Hrithik though liked the film’s idea but later opted out of the film. Luckily for the filmmakers, Akshay agreed to take up the offer.

An elated Akshay told Bombay Times, “I am thrilled to be working with Aanand L Rai, as I have always admired the way he has showcased his stories. When he 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.”

Talking about the unusual casting, the actor said that the makers are living up to the film’s title ‘Atrangi Re’. Bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Aanand’s Colour Yellow Productions and Akshay’s Cape Of Good Films, the film is written by Himanshu Sharma. Whereas AR Rahman will be composing its music.

‘Atrangi Re’ will go on floors in March this year.

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