Dhanush: I am very ordinary and that is my strength


What about you, do you think, connects with the fans and has given you pan-Indian acceptance? I love writing. However, the most common reason is that I want to tell a story and I believe it is going to make a difference. But it must be new to her. Popular Photos

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You have a dance number with Bérénice Bejo, who dances beautifully in the Oscar-winner, The Artist (2011). I am talking about music in general. Yes. I also love jamming. This is something extraordinary, something you can’t see with your eyes, which has played a major part in this. I wanted to tell this story in a light-hearted manner and convey that even after you turn 60, you can still enjoy life. I have never worked towards a pan-Indian recognition as such. Director Ken Scott was very helpful and he guided me through its making. It should go on floors in mid-2020. I had no time to prepare. Today, even though we are watching a lot of regional content, do you think the language barrier is still there? I tried to understand the character and do justice to it. They are like those fun activities that kids do between their studies. It would take a while for me to start the project as I have other projects to wrap up. Then out of nowhere, a normal, mediocre actor is sitting here. I enjoy directing the most. There are times when a beautiful script comes my way but I don’t see myself playing that role. I regret some of these decisions. I’m very ordinary and that’s my strength. I am not talking only about the music I make. I have read Hindi and English books translated in Tamil. We forget about their happiness and the fact that they need love. My directorial debut was about that. I don’t cook but I always wanted to. We come from a country where people speak in different languages, yet art finds a way to communicate. I had so much to observe, learn and unlearn. It is great to enjoy popularity across India. We canned the sequence in two days. As a producer and director, how hands-on are you? I never feel tired. So many good books have been translated and read widely. The reasons are different for each movie. It must be the result of my parents’ prayers and my good deeds in the past life. Did the urge to tell a story turn you into a director with Power Paandi (2017)? I am writing something at present. You were reluctant to take up acting initially. More Explained

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Comment(s) It may change tomorrow once my thoughts slow down. I hope I did that. As a producer or director, I get involved with everything and give my feedback. How do you decide which project to back? When I am acting, I do what’s asked of me. As long as I remember, I have always enjoyed music. When you create good art, be it music, painting, poetry or literature, it manages to reach people. Which profession would you have liked to pursue other than acting? I wanted to tell the story that once our parents become old, we take them from for granted. How did you prepare for the role of a Mumbai slum boy who tricks people with street magic? We should give her credit for the hard work she must have put in and for doing it beautifully. Some, I don’t. I am not going to say no to it. We are used to the kind of dancing shown in our movies. There are always better, talented and more good-looking people out there waiting for a break. Dealing with an international cast was a learning experience for me and helped me understand how actors from different parts of the world work. I have missed a few opportunities because of this. So far, it has been received well in some key markets. Music is my lifeline and keeps me going. I do my job sincerely and wait for the right script. Without music, I will perish. Advertising

I wanted to be a chef. How important is music for you? Till date, I have been writing what I direct. It has already released in Spain and it’s going to release in the US, the UK, India, and Japan. I consider myself blessed. I am curious to know how the Indian audience will receive it. Do you always write what you direct? Was it overwhelming that many fans turned up for the movie’s trailer launch in Mumbai? I always wait for that one story which urges me to be part of the movie regardless of the language it is in. Advertising

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