Fans’ wishes keep pushing me: Dhanush

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who is foraying into Hollywood with Iranian-French director Marjane Satrapi’s upcoming film, says it is the wishes of his fans that keep “pushing” him forward in life.

“Elated to sign my first Hollywood film @The_Fakir directed by Marjane Satrapi. A big thank you to all for the warm wishes, keeps pushing me,” Dhanush, who will share screen space with “Kill Bill” star Uma Thurman, tweeted on Thursday.

The film which will see Dhanush widen his horizons is “The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard”, a comedy-adventure tale based on Romain Puertolas’s eponymous novel which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages.

The novel relates to the pilgrimage of a con man from India to an IKEA store in Paris which turns into a philosophical odyssey.

The film will follow his journey from New Delhi to Paris where he falls in love with a woman and accidentally gets deported along with a band of African refugees to the far corners of Europe against his will.

It will also star “Bandit Queen” actress Seema Biswas, Alexandra Daddario, Barkhad Abdi and Laurent Lafitte in pivotal roles.

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