Actor Dhanush, who is busy gearing up for his Tamil directorial debut Power Paandi, will start shooting for his maiden Hollywood film The Extraordinary Journey Of A Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard from January 2017.
“The project was supposed to start much earlier but got postponed due to some reasons. Dhanush will join the sets of the film from January. In the interim, he will complete shooting for ‘Power Paandi’ and also finish major portion of Vetrimaaran’s ‘Vada Chennai’,” a source aware of the developments, told IANS.
Based on the best-selling eponymous novel, the film will be helmed by Iranian filmmaker Marjane Satrapi.
Dhanush will play Aja, a conjurer from an Indian colony of artists, who is sent to Paris on a hush-hush mission by his mother. The shooting locations will include India, Paris, Morocco and Italy. The film will also star Uma Thurman and Alexandra Daddario.
Dhanush is making his directorial debut with the Tamil film, “Power Paandi.” The actor’s maiden directorial venture will feature senior actor Rajkiran in the titular role, besides Prasanna and Chaaya Singh.
The first schedule of the shooting for the film commenced today after a pooja, the actor’s publicist said.
Dhanush, 33, also released the first look of the film on his Twitter page, showing Rajkiran in a biker like a look. “Big big day #DreamsComeTrue,” his wife Aishwarya R Dhanush tweeted. Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty also wished luck to Dhanush for his directorial debut. “Definitely a big day @ash_r_dhanush & @dhanushkraja. Hope all your dreams come true . Good luck! PowerPandi,” he posted.