The world of Aanand L Rai is very immersive
It was the first time that actress Sara Ali Khan worked with lead actors Akshay Kumar and Dhanush in the recently released film “Atrangi Re”. While her first reaction after meeting Kumar was predictable, she reveals that once filming for the film began, everyone left their true identities on set and gave themselves to director Aanand L Rai’s world.
The film reunites Aanand L Rai and Tamil star Dhanush after seven years. The two worked together for the last time in ‘Raanjhanaa’, which was a success. Rai and Kumar reunite for the first time, with their second film “Raksha Bandhan” in post-production.
Recalling his reaction after meeting Akshay Kumar on set for the first time, Khan tells us: “The first time I saw him, yes I was very nervous because I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is ‘is Akshay Kumar’. First, he is a very humble person and second, Aanand Ji’s environment was too immersive. “
Calling the whole unit Rai’s “puppets,” Khan seems pleased with the environment the director has created for everyone on sets.
“We were all just Aanand ji’s puppets on set. And even then, Akshay sir and Dhanush sir, who are so much older, had become much more equal to me and each other than we are. even assumed, ”shares the actress.
Khan, who played the character of Rinku in ‘Atrangi Re’, explained earlier how Rai had helped her come to terms with the character and left behind the impact that the failure of ‘Love Aaj Kal’ had on her. she.
She said: “After ‘Love Aaj Kal’ was released I had lost a lot of self-confidence because I was being introduced as the next big star after ‘Simmba’ and then suddenly I was shot down after ‘Love Aaj Kal ‘. That’s when Aanand Ji said, “Love Aaj Kal was a flop for Sara but not for my Rinku. So my Rinku cannot suffer and you have to get him back and you have to kill him. “