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Dhanush Sings for Rahman for the First Time in Atrangi Re


Actor Dhanush said that he has sung a song for AR Rahman for his upcoming Hindi film Atrangi Re and shared a picture with the music composer on Friday.

The song marks the actor’s first collaboration as a singer with Rahman.

Rahman had composed music for Raanjhanna (2013), Dhanush’s maiden Hindi film and his first collaboration with Aanand L Rai, the director of the film. Rahman has also composed music for Dhanush’s Tamil film Maryan in 2013.

The film will also features Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan.


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Had a blast singing and chatting with our very own Isai puyal @arrahman sir. #atrangire @aanandlrai @saraalikhan95

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The film’s shooting was set to commence in March but was put on hold due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Last month, the shooting resumed in Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Written by National Award-winning writer Himanshu Sharma, camera is handled by cinematographer Pankaj Kumar and Irshad Kamil will pen lyrics.

The film will reportedly see the lead actors romancing Khan in different eras. Her character is believed to hail from Bihar while Dhanush hails from Madurai. The non-linear narrative will reportedly explore how love is perceived across India.

Initially, Atrangi Re was slated to release during Valentine’s Day, 2021 but due to the delay in the shoot, the release date is subject to change.

The film is bankrolled by Gulshan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar’s T Series, Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions Pvt Ltd, and Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films.

Dhanush occasionally sings songs in some of his films. While he sang for the first time in 2004 for Tamil film Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan, his song Why This Kolaveri Di for Tamil film in 2011 went viral and the music video received more than 3.5 million views within a week of its release on YouTube.

Dhanush has a slew of projects, including Jagame Thandhiram, (written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj and produced by Y NOT Studios) and Karnan (directed by Mari Selvaraj). He is reportedly teaming up with Karthick Naren for a crime action film. Earlier this month, on music composer Anirudh Ravichander‘s birthday, Dhanush announced that he will be teaming up with director Mithran Jawahar for a film produced by Sun Pictures.

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