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’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.
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.