Aanand L Rai on Big Age Difference Between Atrangi Re Leads Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar, Dhanush: ‘Watch Film First’

Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Bow Will be seen sharing the screen in Aanand L Rai’s upcoming film Atrangi Re, The trailer of the film is scheduled to launch on Wednesday. Ever since the cast of the film was announced, it has been criticized from all quarters due to the age gap. Sarah (26), and two male actors Akshay (54) and Dhanush (38).

Now the filmmaker has addressed the casting controversy of Atrangi Re in a recent interview. When asked about the unusual casting, Rai insisted that the audience just needs to be patient. “Atrangi means weird weird. If a filmmaker shows patience in making a film, it is his little hope that people wait and understand the reason behind such cast. We have a habit of judging people. I want people to watch the film for two hours and then react to it,” Rai told Mid Day.

He said, “I am not worried as a filmmaker. I am not here to make formula based films. If I am wrong, I can be criticized. People who make cinema learn from every effort. With success, I learn what went right. With every failure, I learn what went wrong.”

Rai also opened up on why he chose the OTT route for his multi-starrer big-budget film even as theaters have opened across the country and Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi is already a big hit at the box-office. Still working. He said, “When I started making films, the medium was different. As a storyteller, I want to make an honest film. My idea is to reach as many people as possible. I would have loved to run the film on the big screen, but The deal is done, and we can’t go back on it. I’m not sad about it.”