Confesses Actor Dhanush's Director: 'i Fell In Love With The Project' Cinema News
It was previously reported that actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who is currently shooting for Vada Chennai, shared a poster and teaser of his Hollywood debut, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, says it has indeed been a "journey extraordinaire."
Based on a bestseller 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. Dhanush shared the first look poster of the film on his official Twitter handle. In the poster, he is seen wearing a colourful turban. 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, 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 - 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.