Happy Birthday Dhanush: He is the face Bollywood desperately needs today

Dhanush's ability to carry off all looks and roles is an apt answer to all detractors and shamers.

Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2016 5:11:13 pm
Dhanush's ability to carry off all looks and roles is an apt answer to all detractors and shamers. Dhanush’s ability to carry off all looks and roles is an apt answer to all detractors and shamers.

Thanks to Bollywood, people had a very stereotypical idea of the film’s hero — he has to be fair, handsome, muscular with a thick mop of hair and, of course, excellent dancing skills. However, Dhanush only proved that one can still be a hero even if you do not possess the physical qualities society hunts for in a male ‘hero’. Dhanush’s ability to carry off all looks and roles is an apt answer to all detractors and shamers.

The non-southern side of India became familiar with the face of Dhanush when the song Kolaveri di became viral on the internet in 2011. Even today, we have no idea what made that song so popular. Despite the song stereotyping girls, Dhanush carried it off with his effortless swagger. Although the critics had a very logical say about the video, it still became popular among the mass.

Soon the song became all the rage, as did the singer. Googling his name, a lot of people realised he was the son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth himself. And when off the screen, Dhanush turned out to be as humble as his father-in-law.

In Bollywood, we have only seen Dhanush in films like Raanjhanaa opposite Sonam Kapoor and Shamitabh with Amitabh Bachchan. But as per recent reports, the southern actor will be seen in the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam’s super hit film Agni Natchathiram soon, which will be directed by Bejoy Nambiar. This is probably the actor’s chance to leave the fans up north as impressed with his work as he has his Tamil fans. Kaadhal Kondein, Aadukalam, Velaiyilla Pattathari and Maayakam Enna are just a few of the examples.

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