‘Proud moment’, says Visaranai actor-producer Dhanush401 views
Actor-producer Dhanush, whose production venture Visaranai is India’s official entry to the Oscars next year.
Mumbai: Actor-producer Dhanush, whose production venture Visaranai is India’s official entry to the Oscars next year, today described the selection as a proud moment for his Wunderbar Films and the director, Vetrimaran.
“Proud moment for Wunderbar Films and Vetrimaran #Dreambig,” he wrote on Twitter.
The National award-winning actor said it was a glorious day for him since his latest film “Thodari”, which released today, was receiving super positive initial reports. “My sincere thanks to all those who believed in me and my production house. I would like to thank the fantastic cast of the film- Dinesh, Samuthrakani and Kishore.”
He also thanked the Executive Producer of Wunderbar Films, S Vinod, the crew, press, media, well-wishers and cinema lovers and all those who watch movies in theatres. “It is a joyous moment for all of us,” he added.
The movie, based on the novel ‘Lock Up’ by M Chandrakumar, had won three honours at this year’s National film awards. ‘Visaranai’ is the ninth Tamil movie to represent India at the Oscars.
The last Tamil film to be submitted as India’s Oscar entry was Kamal Haasan’s ‘Hey Ram’ in the year 2000.
Venkatesh Prabhu known by his stage name Dhanush, is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist and playback singer who has worked predominantly in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film “Aadukalam” and in the same year, he received international attention for his song “Why This Kolaveri Di”, which went on to became the most viewed Indian song in YouTube.As of 2014, he has won five Filmfare Awards.
His first film was “Thulluvadho Ilamai”, a 2002 coming-of-age movie directed by his father,Kasthuri Raja.Over the next ten years, Dhanush featured in 25 movies and made his Hindi debut in “Raanjhanaa” in the year 2013.