Words matter. These are the best Dhanush Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
In Tamil and Telugu, I have to do mainstream commercial films. Irrespective of what I want to do, the audience wants to see me in that ‘mass’ space.
I have no clue as to where my interest and love for music came from. In fact, I have never learnt any music either, though I wish that I could just close my eyes and play the piano – that is my most cherished desire.
My mother is most attached to my brother because she has the feeling that she could not provide him anything. By the time I was born, at least I got a meal and a half a day, but he sometimes got only water.
I never wanted to let go of the opportunity, and so I hit upon ‘VIP 2’.
I prefer being called director Aishwarya Dhanush’s husband. She and I share our passion for cinema, but at home, we hardly talk about it. Instead, we share other interests.
I learned so much, and I feel I have grown as an actor and as a person.
I haven’t experienced college life. It’s the phase that my character in ‘Raanjhana’ is set in. But it isn’t that bad, either. I have nearly 30 films behind me and a National Award to boot.
I don’t mind acting in Hindi films, but the script has to suit me. It has to be a boy-next-door role because that’s the image I have in Tamil cinema.
When I joined films in 2002, there were all kinds of rash and unkind comments that were made about my looks in the reviews.
Every man plays many roles. So far, I have played father the best.
It all started with my father’s directorial debut, ‘En Raasavin Manasile,’ which starred Raj Kiran sir as the lead.
I’m happy that the kind of films I’m doing right now is reaching a wider audience, and I’m looking forward to direct Hindi films as well.
I took up acting upon the insistence of my filmmaker father, Kasthuri Raja. But I am glad for it: sometimes one identifies one’s calling; sometimes it singles one out.
My mother’s prayers protect me. Negativity, nothing reaches me.
It is so nice to get so many compliments from fans and people from within the industry.
When ‘stuff’ hits the fan, it has a way of making you stronger.
To be honest, more than what I prepare, it’s the directors who do the bulk of the work, researching, collecting data and all that. I like to see myself as a processor: they feed me with the data, I give the output.
I suffer from stage fright, so I blabber on stage and stop midway through my performances. I cannot even write a cheque, as it makes me nervous. Being around people makes me nervous. But I’m very comfortable in front of the camera, and this I realised many films later.
I don’t know if I am a good, average, or bad writer, but I write fast. Everything I observe, my experiences and imagination come together while writing.
It has been great journey from where I have started to where I am today. I am really blessed with God’s grace.
My dream is to become a director. I want to direct a Hindi film. I have two scripts ready. One of them is a fantasy-adventure, while the other is a thriller. I’ve assisted my brother Selvaraghavan, who’s a well-known director in Tamil cinema. I’ve also made short films.
Definition of love differs for different humans. If I will talk about me then its something that makes you forget about everything else.
I get emotionally attached with every film I do, and that stops me from being critical. I can’t fight my emotions.
While I do not believe in idol worship, I believe in energy.
Many people find their calling very early in their lives. These are the kind of people we read about in school books and newspapers. Then there are some who don’t have a clue of what they want to do in their lives; I am belong to the latter category.
Since childhood, I have been watching the Filmfare Awards, and it has always been very special to anyone who works in the film industry.
My energy is undoubtedly my two sons Yatra and Linga, and they are my all-time inspirations.
What I didn’t expect was ‘VIP’ becoming something of a cult and one of my biggest hits.
When I hear senior actors discuss their experiences, I can relate to them.
I entered the film industry because my family forced me into it.
There is no such thing as a Bollywood hero or Hollywood hero. All you see on the screen is the lead actor’s interpretation of the role that has been conceived by the writer.
Kajol as Vasundhara is a tough cookie. Raghu and her world collides, and they have different ideologies. The plot revolves around their core beliefs and their disagreement with each other.
Apart from ‘VIP’ being a blockbuster movie, the various characters such as mine, the Luna bike I use in the movie, the lovable amma and appa, a pet dog named Harry Potter, the innocent brother, etc., had a huge reach among the audiences.
As a child, I used to see legends holding the ‘black lady’ and would think that I would get it someday.
The screenplay has to be gripping. That’s when the film will work. Then, I see how much I can relate to the character I’m playing.
I had to fight; I had to fall, and I had to get hurt to be where I am.
In life, there is good, evil, love, and hatred. What we desire, choose, and need to pursue is in our hands.
A villain can be stylish, and his actions don’t have to be explained. Heroes are boring in comparison, even anti-heroes, as there’s always a justification for their bad actions.
I’ve improved as an actor, thanks to my wonderful directors. As a person, I’ve changed, too; I was 16 when I did ‘Thullavatho Ilamai,’ and I’m 32 now. With age, I’ve sobered down. I’m calmer; I can see things more clearly now.
‘Ranjhana’ and ‘Shamitabh’ really gave me a wider exposure to Hindi-speaking audience.