March 01, 2013 14:43 IST
Dhanush with director Anand L Rai on the sets of Raanjhanaa. (Image courtesy: Mid-Day.Com)
Kolaveri Di made him a household name but Dhanush seems mighty keen on making his foray into Bollywood.
To begin with, the South star has developed a brilliant rapport with the director of his Bollywood debut Raanjhanaa. And the two are not only sharing food but also teaching each other different languages.
Dhanush, who has earlier acted in several South films, is finally making his debut in the Hindi film industry opposite Sonam Kapoor. Turns out Anand simply loved the food the National Award-winning actor had on the sets so much that he made it a point that the cook prepared the South Indian delicacies for Anand as well.
"Anand is a complete foodie and not at all health conscious. In fact, he has no qualms in admitting it. On the other hand, Dhanush is extremely fit and is very particular about his health. Regardless, they are sharing dabbas!" adds producer Krishika Lulla.
The Tanu Weds Manu director expresses his delight at being associated with the Bollywood newbie. "He's very professional and it's always great to work with someone like him. I love the food his chef packs for him. In fact, Dhanush has promised me his cook as a film release gift!" quips the filmmaker.
But not that easily, Anand! Dhanush has apparently set a condition for his director as well. Dhanush is still brushing up his Hindi while Anand is not very familiar with Tamil.
"If he wants to continue having the food made by my cook, then he will have to learn my mother tongue too - one word a day," smiles the 29-year-old.