Aanand Rai offers his take about the age gap in Atrangi Re’s cast

Aanand L Rai spilled the beans over the criticism being faced by his upcoming direction Atrangai Re, over the age gap between the female lead Sara Ali Khan and her co-stars Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. In his recent interview, he asked everyone to ‘watch the film’ before making remarks about it or forming conclusions.

While talking to a leading publication, Aanand said, “Atrangi means funnily weird. If a filmmaker shows patience in making a film, it’s his small expectation that people wait and understand the reason behind such a cast. We have a habit of judging people. I want people to watch the film for two hours, and react to it thereafter.”

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

He further added, “I am not worried as a filmmaker. I am not here to make formulaic films. If I go wrong, I can be critiqued. People who make cinema learn with every effort. With every success, I learn what’s right. With every failure, I learn what went wrong.”


Atrangi-Re’s trailer was launched on Wednesday, November 24. It showed Dhanush’s character being forcibly married to a gutsy girl played by Sara Ali Khan, who is already in love with another man, played by Akshay Kumar. While Dhanush is 12 years older than Sara, there is a 28 years age gap between Akshay and her.


Aanand last directed Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starrer Zero, which was released in 2018. The movie wasn’t successful at the box office and received negative reviews.

“I strongly believe that you don’t find love, it finds you. The only thing you should learn is to be a little patient. Atrangi Re is all about love, patience and madness. It’s a fabulous roller-coaster of fun and emotions,” said Aanand at the trailer launch of Atrangi Re.


Produced by T-Series, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films, Atrangi Re will be having an OTT release.

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