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'Atrangi Re' director justifies the age gap between Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar

Thursday, November 25, 2021 • Hindi Comments

The trailer of Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush starrer 'Atrangi Re' has finally released and it has reignited a debate which has been going on for quite some time. The trailer features Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar as lovers and a large number of fans find the age gap between these stars very problematic. Sara Ali Khan is just twenty six years old while Akshay is fifty four. Moreover, Akshay has done buddy comedy films with Sara's father Saif Ali Khan which makes things all more worse. Akshay has been criticised for starring alongside actresses who are half his age several times before as well.

However, this time 'Atrangi Re' director Anand L Rai has decided to issue a clarification about the issue and justify the casting. He told Mid-Day, "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."

He concluded by saying, “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.”

 

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