The much-awaited comeback film of Aanand L Rai, after Zero that hit the cinema screens on Christmas 2018, Atrangi Re has finally gone on floors starring Sara Ali Khan in dual roles opposite Akshay Kumar and Dhanush K Raja. As reported earlier, the film is a love story set in two eras and Sara will be seen romancing both Akshay and Dhanush. Also Read - Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, And Others Promote Maharashtra Govt's 'Talk 1 On 1' Initiative
Sharing a picture of the clapper with the latest updates on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#AkshayKumar, #Dhanush and #SaraAliKhan… Aanand L Rai’s new film #AtrangiRe Filming begins today… Will release on #ValentineDay2021… Music by AR Rahman… Written by Himanshu Sharma… Presented by TSeries, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape Of Good Films. (sic)” Also Read - Sara Ali Khan’s Odissi Dance ‘Battu’ Leaves Fans Floored, Watch Viral Video
As per a Mumbai Mirror source, Atrangi Re has got a lot of humour and it’s in a zone that Rai has not attempted before. Sara has got a sort of double role in the film and there are two stories running parallel. The film is set in the heartland of the country and will be shot in Bihar and Madurai. However, the screenplay follows a non-linear narrative of two romantic relationships set in two different timelines.
It was also rumoured that Akshay doesn’t feature in a full-fledged role but in a cameo in the film. However, Rai said the actor has got a ‘very special character who is important to the narrative.’ Akshay is also on-board as one of the producers of the film which that highlights the north-south cultures.
The film is written by Aanand’s frequent collaborator, Himanshu Sharma and talks about how people see the concept of love and romance in India – from the North to the South. Atrangi is being shot on a start-to-finish stretch for about 80-90 days. The romantic flick slated to hit the screens on Valentine’s Day in 2021.