Dhanush is all set for his Hollywood debut with The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir directed by Ken Scott. The film, which was to be initially directed by Marjane Satrapi, he plays a street magician called Ajatashatru.
The talks of his debut were going on since a long time and now the movie’s new posters for India and France are here. The poster of his first Hollywood venture, The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir, seems to touch upon this very sense of adventure.
According to reports, the film tells the story of Ajatashatru (Dhanush), who sets on a mission to find his missing father. The journey takes him to places like Paris, Rome and Mumbai. In the poster, he is seen wearing a colourful Rajasthani headgear.
Take a look at the posters here:
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The movie will release in three languages in India i.e English, Hindi and Tamil. It is all set to release in summer 2018.
It will be interesting to see Dhanush make a Hollywood debut and we just can’t wait for it. Actor Dhanush, who has shared a poster teaser of his Hollywood debut The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, says it has indeed been a journey extraordinaire.
Based on a bestseller book The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe, the film is an English-French comedy-drama directed by Ken Scott.
The movie also features French actress Berenice Bejo, Somalian-American actor Barkhad Abdi and American actress Erin Moriarty.
In director Scott’s words, the film is a story of a young India who comes from Mumbai. “He knows nothing else but his neighbourhood.”
According to Scott, working with actors from different cultural background was inspirational.
Sharing his experience in a video, Scott said: “I fell in love with the project. Working with Dhanush and other actors from so many different cultures was truly inspiring. We shot in different countries like India, Italy, France, Libya.
“We wanted to impact these different countries to the main character. Very simply what I tried to do is to get the best out of each actor to find the right balance of drama and comedy.”
In the film, Dhanush is playing a Mumbai man named Ajatashatru Lavash Patel.
“Something in the story makes the movie look like a fable, so we wanted ‘Fakir’ to be very entertaining and adventurous,” Scott added.