Aanand Rai, the director of the hit film, Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhana, Dhanush's debut film in Bollywood says that he is confident that Dhanush will break the myth that South Indian actors are jinxed when it comes to Bollywood. Heroines from the South like Hema Malini, Rekha and Sridevi have gone on to become insanely popular whereas heroes have had less luck.
Dhanush's director says that he has seen the National award winning actor's films in Tamil and he has what it takes to make it big in Bollywood. Dhanush will be playing a rustic youth in the film and his character is an endearing one who will surely connect with the audience. Aanand said, "Dhanush is going to melt everyone's heart in the role of this loveable guy from Varanasi. He has understood the soul of the script and the spirit of the town. Now he is giving his heart into getting the character right."