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‘Watch the film’ before jumping to any conclusions: Aanand L Rai

Aanand L Rai addressed the criticism on age difference shown between the actors in his upcoming film "Atrangi Re". The film stars Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.

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Aanand L Rai and Poster of Atrangi Re

In a new interview Aanand L Rai director of “Atrangi Re” addressed the criticism over the age difference between Sara Ali Khan and her Atrangi Re co-stars Akshay Kumar and Dhanush.

He asked everyone to ‘watch the film’ before jumping to any conclusions.

On Wednesday the trailer for Atrangi Re was released. Dhanush’s character in the film is shown to be forcibly married to Sara’s character, a feisty woman who is already in love with another man, played by Akshay Kumar. 

While Dhanush is 12 years older than 26-year-old Sara, Akshay is 28 years her senior.

Speaking to Mid-Day, Aanand talked about the backlash over his casting choice he said,

“Atrangi'' means funnily weird. If a filmmaker shows patience in making a film, it’s his small expectation that people wait and understand the reason behind such a cast. We have a habit of judging people. I want people to watch the film for two hours, and react to it thereafter".

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He further added,

“I am not worried as a filmmaker. I am not here to make formulaic films. If I go wrong, I can be critiqued. People who make cinema learn with every effort. With every success, I learn what’s right. With every failure, I learn what went wrong".

Atrangi Re marks Aanand’s return to direction after Zero, starring Shah Rukh KhanAnushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif

The film released in 2018 to largely negative reviews and did not work at the box office either.

Talking about Atrangi Re, Aanand said at the trailer launch,

"I strongly believe that you don’t find love, it finds you. The only thing you should learn is to be a little patient. Atrangi Re is all about love, patience and madness. It’s a fabulous roller-coaster of fun and emotions.”

Atrangi Re is set to release on December 24 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Shah Rukh Khan Akshay Kumar Katrina Kaif Dhanush Anushka Sharma Aanand L. Rai Sara Ali Khan Atrangi Re 

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