Actress Sara Ali Khan referred to the thorny issue of older actors mating with younger actors in movies. Sarah stars in the upcoming Atrangi Re, which also stars Dhanush and Akshay Kumar. While Dhanush is 12 years older than 26-year-old Sara, Akshay Kumar is 28 years older than her. The film is directed by Aanand L Rai.
Speaking to The Quint, Sarah opened up about the issue and said: “I feel that, after all, movies are the director’s means. You have to trust. I, as an actor, trust my director in everything, including casting. I think – if we are talking about this film in particular – then Aanand ji has thought about this cast and has chosen them accordingly. And if a filmmaker had to do the opposite, he had enough conviction and if he had the actors to be convinced of his conviction, then that would happen. “As long as the filmmakers envision it and the actors believe in that vision, I do not think there is anything more than that.”
Ryan had previously discussed the issue with Mid-Day, after the trailer of the film provoked reactions. He had asked people to see the film first, before drawing hasty conclusions. He said, “Atrangi means funny weird. If a director shows patience in making a film, it is a small expectation that people will wait and understand the reason behind such a cast. We have a habit of judging people. “I want people to see the film for two hours and then react to it.”
In the trailer, Sara’s character is forced to marry Dhanush’s character, however she appears to be in love with another man, who is supposed to be Akshay Kumar’s character.
Atrangi Re will be released on Disney + Hotstar on December 24.
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