Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Dhanush plays a street magician in Hollywood debut

Dhanush plays a street magician in Hollywood debut

Based on a 2014 novel titled The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard by French writer Romain Puertolas, the movie stars Dhanush along with Oscar nominee Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi of Captain Phillips fame, Erin Moriarty from Blood Father, Abel Jafri, and Seema Biswas.

"Sharing the poster, the actor tweeted:" Here is the teaser poster of "the extraordinary journey of the fakir".my first English film. His next film released in the same year, Thiruda Thirudi, romantic comedy, made him a hit with the masses. The movie was shot in Mumbai, Brussels (Belgium), Rome (Italy) and Paris (France) among other places.

Talking about his first Hollywood project, Dhanush told IANS, "It's God's grace that I landed this offer". I play a character called Ajatashatru, a street magician.

Speaking about the character he said that the boy is from a poor strata of Mumbai, who knows absolutely nothing about the world whatsoever except his neighborhood and family. I believe what you spread out comes back seeking you.

Director Ken is thrilled to be collaborating with Dhanush, whom he considers highly talented and great to work with.

Dhanush is known or his performance in South Indian movies.

The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir is set to be released on 30 May 2018. The production house is to announce the film's India release date once the business agreements are completed. He wrote- "Dhanush's first global film".

Dhanush is now busy with back to back Tamil films including Maari 2, Enai Nokki Paayum Thota and Vada.

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