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Aanand L. Rai opens up about directing Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan in Atrangi Re

The upcoming romantic drama, which also stars Dhanush, will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on December 24

Shilpa S
Dec 22, 2021
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Aanand L. Rai’s latest directorial venture, Atrangi Re, is counting down the days to its premiere this month. The filmmaker recently opened up about his experiences working with the film’s lead stars- Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan.

In a conversation with Times of India, Rai was all praise for Khan, praising her for the way she tackled her ‘complicated’ character. But it did not come as a surprise, he added, as he knew she had what it took to essay the difficult role. Rai also appreciated the actress for holding her own even in the presence of big stars like Kumar and Dhanush, crediting it to her confident nature. The director also revealed that Khan had been feeling unsure of herself at the beginning of production, and that he had tried to fulfill his duty as filmmaker to get her out of the rut.

Rai also had nothing but good things to say of Kumar as well, calling him one of the most sincere and honest stars in the industry. He also recounted how Kumar had agreed to do the role even after he knew his character was secondary to those of Dhanush and Khan. Rai also praised the star for the way he handled director’s notes in a smooth way as well.

The romantic drama film will tell the story of a love triangle involving the three main characters played by Khan, Kumar and Dhanush. The film is produced by T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films.

Atrangi Re will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on December 24. It will be available to stream in Hindi as well as Tamil.


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