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Sonam will always be special, she was my first co-star in Bollywood: Dhanush on favourite co-star


Dhanush, recently made an appearance on Karan Johar’s chat show where he was asked who he felt was a better actor to work with Sara Ali Khan or Sonam Kapoor. The actor, without any hesitation picked Sonam.

Sonam and Dhanush worked together on Dhanush’s Bollywood debut film Raanjhanaa. Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raanjhanaa released in 2013 and was one of the biggest hits of that year.  Dhanush appeared on Koffee Shots With Karan, as part of the promotions for his upcoming movie Atrangi Re. Dhanush was asked the question in the rapid fire round. When Dhanush picked Sonam, Sara replied, “Wow, not offensive at all. I’m losing my hamper, I am losing my…”

Dhanush then gave explanation that Sonam will be special to him because she was his first co-star in Bollywood. “Not taking away the kindness, sweetness, fun (that) Sara (brought) on the sets of Atrangi Re, Sonam because she was very special, she was my first co-star in Hindi films and a guy from the south coming here, and she made me feel very comfortable and very kind to me. I am very grateful for that,” he explained.

During the show, Dhanush also confessed that he was ‘worried’ if Sara could play the role of Rinku in Atrangi Re. “To be very honest, I was a little worried. It’s such a big role and a very difficult character to play. I asked Aanand ji, ‘How many films has she done?’ He told me 2 or 3 films, at that point of time. I was like, ‘Can she pull it off?’” he admitted. However, director Aanand L Rai had reassured Dhanush.

Atrangi Re also stars Akshay Kumar. The film is streaming directly on Disney+ Hotstar.