Dhanush finds nothing special in stardom

He’s that rare humble, grounded and modest talented actor who considers stardom “nothing more than a little extra attention than the normal crowd”. That’s Dhanush for you.

“I think stardom is all about little extra attention than normal people. Among all the normal people, a few get some extra attention, and so, there is nothing special about stardom,” Dhanush told IANS during his visit to the capital for the promotion of his forthcoming Bollywood film Shamitabh. Known for his Tamil movies Aadukalam, Pollathavan and Vela Illa Pattathari, the 31-year-old finds “nothing great” about stardom as he feels that at the end of the day, actors “are also working to earn bread and butter”.

“I’ve always seen in my life that if a person makes Rs.5, he has a problem worth Rs.6. So, it doesn’t matter how much a filmstar earns or how much a software engineer earns. Everyone has their own set of problems to deal with,” added the National Film award winning actor, who maintains a balance between his southern films and Bollywood projects with his love for travelling and reading.

Dhanush doesn’t have the conventional Bollywood ‘hero’ looks -- but by virtue of his talent, he won the heart of Hindi film audiences as an obsessive lover in his debut Hindi movie Raanjhanaa. His endearing smile and screen presence in the Sonam Kapoor-starrer has made his second Hindi film Shamitabh much awaited.

“I have just come here (in Hindi filmdom) and I have only time enough to focus on my character and live upto my director’s or audiences’ expectations. Competition is unnecessary,” he said and added that someday, he’d love to work with Bollywood’s talented actors Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh,” he added.
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