South Indian heartthrob and actor par excellence Dhanush is headed to Hollywood. The actor has bagged a role in celebrated director Marjane Satrapi’s next film The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard.
Dhanush is slated to join other A-listers like Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman and Alexandra Daddario of True Detective fame, said a report in NDTV.
As per a report in the Times of India, Satrapi reveals, “As I was watching various Indian movies, Dhanush became the most obvious choice — his intelligence, his killer smile, his ability to enter fully into the skin of any character he played (and I can go on and on forever) made me confident that he was the one.”
Revolutionary Iranian writer and director Marjane Satrapi’s film, which will be shot in India, Paris, Morocco and Italy, will feature Dhanush as Aja, who is a conjurer from an artists colony in India. The film begins with his secret journey to Paris.
Dhanush, who debuted in Bollywood with Raanjhanaa opposite Sonam Kapoor, is in the meantime awaiting the release of his next couple of Tamil films Kodi, Rail and Vada Chennai this year.