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How Dhanush turned from a Tamil star into a quintessential boy from Benaras for his Hindi film debut. Aloo puri and rabdi did play an important part in it
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 27, 2013)
Better known as the unassuming man behind the rage of a song, Kolaveri Di, Dhanush has been storming the virtual space again. This time as the quintessential boy from Benaras, who pursues his love with dogged determination and cheeky punch lines.
The first promo of Raanjhanaa, produced by Eros is out, and the big talking point is the crackling chemistry between the film’s unlikely romantic lead – Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush. But Rajinikanth’s 30-year-old son-in-law (he is married to his daughter Aishwarya) is in some remote area in Tamil Nadu, shooting for a film, immune to the happy buzz on his Hindi film debut.
When Mirror asked him about what went into the transformation of a Tamil star to a love-struck Benaras boy, he chose to play it down. “Aanand Rai (director) did not choose me for Kolaveri Di, but for my National Award-winning film Aadukalam. But frankly speaking, I did not have to go through any rigid preparation for the role.”
Benaras was one of the few places in the country that Dhanush had not visited and he relied on the director to help him get the nuances right. “They gave me inputs to get the body language and mannerisms of a local lad correctly. What is extraordinary about this role is that this guy handles everything ‘ulta.’ A character many will relate More >
The maestro will compose the music for Raanjhnaa, a film that is based in Varanasi and stars Sonam Kapoor and the Kolaveri star
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 7, 2012)
His track Kolaveri Di became the national youth anthem. And thus, as far as music was concerned, the expectations from Dhanush’s first Hindi venture were a little higher than usual. To live up to them, the makers have now roped in AR Rahman to compose the music for the Dhanush-Sonam Kapoor starrer Raanjhnaa.
Confirming the news, director Aanand L Rai told Mirror, “Rahman will compose the music of Raanjhnaa. I am very excited to work with him. He is brilliant with romantic tracks. This story needs to be told in a certain manner. And who can do it better than the maestro.”
According to a source, it was Aanand who presented the script to Rahman. “Rahman selects his projects very carefully. This film is a love story and Aanand wanted the maestro on board,” added the source.
Rahman who had composed the music of Imtiaz Ali’s project Rockstar (2011) and Gautham Menon’s Ekk Deewana Tha (2012), is currently working on Yash Chopra’s untitled next starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. He has several Hollywood and regional projects lined up as well.
The film is based in Varanasi and certain portions of the film have already been shot.
His Kolaveri-style video dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar draws severe flak. Malik says he’ll try harder next time
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 5, 2012)
Mirror has stumbled upon a fan boy video that seems to draw inspiration from Dhanush’s Kolaveri Di, which music composer Anu Malik has dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 centuries. Titled Sachin Ke Sau Ka Dhamaka, the lyrics goes somewhat like this: Toh main yeh soch raha hoon, main yeh bol raha hoon, kee cricketers toh bahut hai duniya mein lekin sachin jaisa koi nahin… 100 century marna koi khaane kaa kaam nahi… aisa aadmi koi duniya mein nahi aayega, 100 percent guarantee. No ahankaar, sirf cricket se pyaar…
And there are two such videos, of varying durations, uploaded by Malik on his You Tube page within a span of six days. What caught our attention wasn’t so much Malik’s endeavour as the slew of unsparing comments he seems to have drawn, mostly slamming him for what is perceived as sheer ridiculousness. One read: “Sachin’s reaction after listening to this song: Why the hell did I score 100 centuries?” Another said: “You (Malik) should think of retiring else Sachin will seriously think about retiring.” A third went: “This is an embarrassment to Sachin’s success.”
What exactly was Malik thinking? When contacted, he was humble enough to take the criticism in his stride and said, “Shall try harder next time,” adding, “I have done it for my love for Sachin and I stand by my song. I love him and the song is my way More >
Rumours are rife that his wife, Rajinikant’s daughter Aishwaryaa, is upset with him due to his alleged closeness to Kamal Haasan’s daughter Shruti
Team BT (BOMBAY TIMES; April 4, 2012)
The film 3, which boasts of the viral craze Kolaveri Di, was being eagerly awaited not only for the song but also because it marked the directorial debut of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s elder daughter Aishwaryaa. With the Kolaveri man Dhanush and Shruti Haasan as the romantic leads, expectations were high but the film opened to mixed reviews.
What is more shocking is that behind the team’s happy faces, sources from Kollywood say that there’s a completely different story. The buzz is that Dhanush and Shruti’s mindblowing onscreen chemistry is a result of their reported closeness off-screen. This proximity has supposedly caused a rift in Dhanush’s marriage to Aishwaryaa.
Apparently, it was the promotions of the film that strained their relationship. “Numerous instances in the public forum over the last few weeks have lent credence to the fact that there are issues between the couple,” says an industry source. “Dhanush, Shruti and Anirudh (the film’s music director) were on a radio show happily chatting away. The minute Aishwaryaa joined them, Dhanush feigned a headache and walked off the show.”
At the premiere too, it looked like all was indeed not well with the couple. According to people present, Dhanush came in first followed by Shruti, with whom he had spent a considerable time alone. More >
Singer and lyricist Dhanush gets talking about the outrageous Kolaveri Di
Amrapali Sharma and Rajaneesh Vilakudy (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 24, 2011)
Deeksha Marur (BOMBAY TIMES; November 22, 2011)
If you find everyone around you singing bizarre lines like “Hand la glass, eyes-u full aa teaar-u” or “White skinu girl-u girl-u, girl-u heart-u black-u” and are wondering what’s going on, then you’ve been living under a rock!
A video featuring South star Danush singing Why This Kolaveri Di, has gone viral and how. Within four days of its online release on November 17, the quirky song had a jaw-dropping 6,49,285 views! It also became the most searched and played video on YouTube in India on Saturday. With everyone across the country playing this catchy song on loop and with over 9,000 ‘likes’ on the site and uncountable shares on various networking sites, this song is definitely the next big thing!
The video shows nothing but footage from the making of the song, but its bizarre lyrics have certainly caught on with the audience. The song, with the Tamil word kolaveri, which loosely translates to murderous rage, makes for a howlarious listen, complete with its typical kuthu flavour, drum beats, Tamil accent and funny analogies. It starts off with Danush’s rap, “Yo boyz, I am singing song… Soup song… Flop song… Why this kolaveri kolaveri aaa di.” Ludicrous lyrics like cow-u cow-u, holy cow-u… are even finding their way into everyone’s status messages on networking sites now. Talk about viral promotion!
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