Dhanush began shooting for the film earlier this year in May in Mumbai. The first schedule kicked off in Mumbai and the film was then majorly shot in four countries, in India, Brussels, Paris and Rome. It explores the journey of a fakir who tricks people into believing that he has special powers. Dhanush will play the role of that fakir named Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod.
The film is based on French writer Romain Puertolas’ 2014 bestselling novel of the same name which was translated in over 35 languages. The film also stars Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty, Seema Biswas, Laurent Lafitte, Abel Jafri and Uma Tharman.
While this will be Dhanush’s Hollywood debut, he has been doing ample work back home as well. He has wrapped up the shooting of Vetrimaaran’s gangster trilogy Vada Chennai, which will hit the theatres this year as well.
He will also be seen in Gautham’s romantic thriller Enai Noki Paayum Thotta and Balaji Mohan’s gangster comedy Maari 2. On the production front, he will bankroll Pa Ranjith’s gangster drama Kaala, starring his father-in-law Rajinkanth.
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