“What else an actor needs when his ultimate dream of starring in a Hollywood film is getting fulfilled?” asked national award-winning actor Dhanush while commenting on his upcoming Hollywood venture.
When Dhanush debuted in films as a raw 19-year old in his father Kasthuri Raja’s Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002, not many gave him a chance. His lean frame was pilloried by critics who never took him seriously till he starred in his brother Selvaraghavan’s Pudhupettai in 2006.
Dhanush has gone on to win the coveted national award for ‘best actor’ for his performance in director Vetrimaaran’s Aadukalam besides essaying the lead role in not one but two Hindi films, one of them with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. Dhanush’s much-awaited Velaiilla Pattathari 2 hits the screen tomorrow (28th July) even as he is all set to star in another Bollywood film by Anand L Rai.
Talking about his role in his debut Hollywood film The Extra-Ordinary Journey of The Fakir directed by Ken Scott, Dhanush said that he had progressed thus far in his career thanks only to Almighty’s blessings and his fans’ continued patronage. “Starring in a Hollywood film is a huge honour; what else can an actor ask for?” Dhanush said and added that Hindi films were equally popular all over the world.