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<em>Kolaveri D</em> and <em>Raanjhanaa</em> fame Dhanush is all set for the release of his 25th film titled <em>Velai Illa Pattathari</em> (VIP - unemployed graduate). A lot is riding on the film for the national award winning actor and son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth. Dhanush is currently the only south Indian actor with a Bollywood market following the success of his debut Hindi film last year <em>Raanjhanaa.</em> The Anand L Rai directed film features in the top five hits of Bollywood for 2013 based on ROI (return on investment). It has given an all new market and some kind of acceptability with new age North Indian audiences, who do not easily connect with south Indian male actors. Today, the actor is doing a big Bollywood film like R Balki's <em>Shamitabh</em> starring Amitabh Bachchan and Akshara Haasan, in her debut, in the lead roles. The grapevine has it that Dhanush is also a part of Anand L Rai's sequel to his highly successful <em>Tanu Weds Manu</em>. More over, the star is in talks with a few Bollywood directors, though nothing has been firmed up. Meanwhile, down south in Kollywood, the actor is a big star especially among the new generation actors. Dhanush says: I have been around for nearly 13 years and had my ups and downs. Cinema found me and gave me this life. Now my 25th film <em>VIP</em> is all set for release. All that I can say is that it has been an eventful and enjoyable ride so far. <em>VIP</em> comes at a time when his career graph as a star in Tamil films is at a low. His last two releases - the critically acclaimed <em>Bharatbala</em> directed Maryan and commercial hotchpotch <em>Naiyaandi</em> - were failures at the Tamil box-office. The trade feels Dhanush needs a hit to keep going as a commercially viable star at the local box-office, his bread and butter.

<em>Kolaveri D</em> and <em>Raanjhanaa</em> fame Dhanush is all set for the release of his 25th film titled <em>Velai Illa Pattathari</em> (VIP - unemployed graduate). A lot is riding on the film for the national award winning actor and son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth. Dhanush is currently the only south Indian actor with a Bollywood market following the success of his debut Hindi film last year <em>Raanjhanaa.</em> The Anand L Rai directed film features in the top five hits of Bollywood for 2013 based on ROI (return on investment). It has given an all new market and some kind of acceptability with new age North Indian audiences, who do not easily connect with south Indian male actors. Today, the actor is doing a big Bollywood film like R Balki\'s <em>Shamitabh</em> starring Amitabh Bachchan and Akshara Haasan, in her debut, in the lead roles. The grapevine has it that Dhanush is also a part of Anand L Rai\'s sequel to his highly successful <em>Tanu Weds Manu</em>. More over, the star is in talks with a few Bollywood directors, though nothing has been firmed up. Meanwhile, down south in Kollywood, the actor is a big star especially among the new generation actors. Dhanush says: I have been around for nearly 13 years and had my ups and downs. Cinema found me and gave me this life. Now my 25th film <em>VIP</em> is all set for release. All that I can say is that it has been an eventful and enjoyable ride so far. <em>VIP</em> comes at a time when his career graph as a star in Tamil films is at a low. His last two releases - the critically acclaimed <em>Bharatbala</em> directed Maryan and commercial hotchpotch <em>Naiyaandi</em> - were failures at the Tamil box-office. The trade feels Dhanush needs a hit to keep going as a commercially viable star at the local box-office, his bread and butter. [caption id=attachment_1624279 align=alignleft width=380 View full gallery
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