Extraordinary journey: Dhanush on Hollywood debut

Poster of'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

The teaser trailer of Dhanush's first global motion picture, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (L'Extraordinaire Voyage du Fakir in French), was disclosed on Friday, February 9.

The cast of The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir also includes Oscar-nominated actors Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Gerard Jugnot, Erin Moriarty and Abel Jafri. In the poster, Dhanush has donned a colourful Rajasthani turban as he peeps out of a box in amazement. He shared a poster and teaser of the film saying that it has indeed been an extraordinary journey. "I play a character called Ajatashatru, a street magician", he added. His next film released in the same year, Thiruda Thirudi, romantic comedy, made him a hit with the masses.

The film titled as The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is based on the French novel L' extraordinaire voyage du fakir qui était resté coincé dans une armoire Ikéa ( The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe) written by Romain Puertolas. Director Ken Scott makes an appearance in the teaser describing the film.

According to Scott, working with actors from different cultural background was inspirational.

The story belongs to Ajatshatru Patel, a young Indian born in a neighbourhood of Mumbai.

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The movie was shot in four countries - India, France, Italy, and Belgium. "He knows nothing else but his neighborhood".

Sharing his experience in a video, Scott said: "I fell in love with the project".

"We wanted to impact these different countries to the main character".

While the news of Dhanush's latest is making it to headlines, here we look back at the south Indian actors who debuted or are soon to maket their debut in Hollywood.

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