Dhanush: Being Rajinikanth's son-in-law hasn't helped me

Press Trust of India   | June 17, 2013 15:39 IST (Mumbai)

Dhanush, who will be making his Bollywood debut with Raanjhanaa this year, married Rajinikanth?s daughter Aishwarya in 2004.


Tamil superstar Dhanush, who is married to Rajnikanth's daughter Aishwarya, says being the son-in-law of the iconic actor has not helped or affected his career.

Dhanush got married to Aishwarya in 2004.

"Being his son-in-law doesn't do anything to me actually. I have always done my own work. It (his name) neither helped me nor affected me," Dhanush said in an interview.

He says it's not worth comparing his work with that of his father-in-law as their styles of working are quite different.

"My choice of films are different. My method of acting is completely different from his. So there is no room for comparison. And comparing a 20-25 films old guy with an icon is absolutely rubbish," he said.

Dhanush is making his Bollywood debut with Raanjhanaa, but the actor says he has not discussed about the film with his father-in-law.

"To be very honest he has been very busy with his work while I've been with mine. We haven't spoken about this film yet," he said, adding he never discusses work with his dad-in-law.

When asked about Aishwarya's reaction about him doing a Hindi film, Dhanush said she is yet to watch it, but right now they are quite thrilled that he is speaking in Hindi.

Dhanush will be seen romancing Sonam Kapoor in Raanjhanaa which also features Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar and Suraj Singh. It is set to hit the screens on June 21.

Even before his film releases, Dhanush has decided to do yet another Hindi movie with the same director Aanand L Rai.

"Yes I am doing my next film here with Aanand sir. We share a very good rapport. When we were shooting for Raanjhanaa, we came up with an idea and it was very fascinating. I thought we would do something later, but when we finished Raanjhanaa we got very close to each other and then I agreed for the film," said Dhanush.

However, the actor refused to divulge details about the film, saying it is too early to say which genre it falls into. But he revealed that he is co-producing the project.