Sonam Kapoor-Dhanush starrer Raanjhnaa’s first trailer is out and by the looks of it, the film seems to be a riot of colours and celebration of love. While Sonam plays the role of a Varanasi girl, who studies in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dhanush plays a local Varanasi boy madly in love with her.
Southern star Dhanush makes his Bollywood debut with the film, which also features Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal and Mohammed Zeeshan. Dhanush, who is madly in love with Sonam, plays quite the road-side romeo in the film as he follows her wherever she goes and tries to impress her with his antics.
New Delhi: `Kolaveri Di` Monday crossed 50 million hits on YouTube, revealing that music lovers have yet to get over southern superstar Dhanush`s unusual song.
Till Monday afternoon, 50,086,633 hits were recorded. Thanks to its peppy, catchy tune and bilingual lyrics, the song went viral when it was launched on the internet Nov 16 and got more than a million hits within a day of its release.
Dhanush, who is Tamil matinee idol Rajinikanth`s son-in-law, penned the lyrics in English and Tamil and even sung it. Composed by 21-year-old Anirudh Ravichander, the song is a part of Dhanush`s forthcoming movie “3”, which is his wife Aishwarya Rajinijanth`s directorial debut.
Dhanush also composed a Sachin Tendulkar anthem. “Kolaveri Di” means murderous rage. The popularity of the song led to the creation of a number of imitations and parodies in various languages around the world depicting different types of situations.
‘Aisha’ fame female actor Sonam Kapoor has grabbed the role of a Benarasi girl who comes to Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus to study. Title of the movie is ‘Raanjhanaa’ and the male lead opposite her will be played ‘Kolaveri Guy’, actor Dhanush.
This decision was communicated to the media after the director Aanand L.Rai of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ fame convinced Sonam about the role.As per the script, Dhanush plays a local Varanasi boy, and Sonam essays a Varanasi girl educated in Delhi. To make the character look real on screen Sonam has planned a visit to Vasnathkunj area where the JNU campus is located. She will spend time with students and teachers to get a hang of things that happen there.
Dhanush is also preparing hard to look like a benarasi lad. He needs to brush up his Hindi because people in Varanasi do not speak Tamil or English. Dhanush is quick to hire a Hindi tutor.
Lot of ground work needs to be done to change Benarasi girl’s character to suit Sonam’s heavily western persona. The ‘Raanjhanaa’ team has decided to focus more on her life in Delhi than life in Benaras. In the beginning director Anand Rai was not sure about Sonam doing this role as he believed it would be very challenging task for her to pull off the role of rustic girl. But his team is convinced that with certain tweaks in character’s background Sonam will do justice to the role.
Expressing satisfaction over the development director said, “I am bowled over by her commitment to get the nuances of the role right. I’ve found my lady.”