After Velaiyilla Pattathari's success, Dhanush has increased hopes for the film. Dhanush is known for not only to play the challenging roles, but also to justify them. Shamitabh also belongs to one of those subjects that are tough to play, from both storyline and characters perspective.
The most challenging role will be of Dhanush as he is playing a junior artist who is deaf and mute boy. His first film in Bollywood was Raanjhanaa, staring Sonam Kapoor. It was a commercial success, but was also acclaimed critically. Now this Kollywood star is set to appear for a Bollywood movie second time. Dhanush is undoubtedly a phenomenal actor; his win over National Award explains this, but will he be able to continue the bar? How his performance will do; would it satisfy what his fans and critics demand? It will be interesting to quench all these curiosities and watch him on screen with a challenging role that asks for sheer 'talent' to justify it.
Casting of Dhanush for Shamitabh
The role of Dhanush had been in rumors to firstly go to Shahrukh Khan, but R. Balki denied for the blowing air and said this breeze came into canvas perhaps because he had worked with Shahrukh Khan for a short-film. All excitement of watching Bollwood's Shahanshah Amitabh Bachchan and Badshah Shahrukh Khan collapsed, but the curiosity raised about the film and actors.
Amitabh had cleared that he will be seen in a R. Balki's film, but his co-star was yet to unveil. Finally, Dhanush came into light as one of the lead actor of Shamitabh with Amitabh Bachchan.
The debuting actress Akshara will be Dhanush's heroine in Shamitabh, whose parents are two famous and well-known names: Kamal Haasan and Sarika.