Dhanush hasn’t felt like a novice in more than twenty years, so getting the chance to do so for The Gray Man was eye-opening.
The South Indian actor, whose actual name is Venkatesh Prabhu Kasthuri Raja, has switched up his leading part in Tamil cinema for a supporting one in the action movie, which opens in theatres on Friday and will be available on Netflix on July 22.
In his first film in Hollywood, Dhanush joins a stellar ensemble that includes Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Alfre Woodard in a suspenseful spy story that is based on the Mark Greaney novel series.
The big-budget movie, which is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the actors from Avengers: Endgame, wants to serve as the basis for a potential series.
Dhanush claims that he gained “an insight of how Hollywood works” via his involvement on the movie.
During a press conference for the movie, he adds, “I have done roughly 50 films in my 22 years of employment in the Indian film business. You don’t often have a chance to feel like a beginner because that first time it all goes in a blur and you don’t know what’s happening.
But this time, I got the chance to see myself from the perspective of a novice, which was fantastic since I grew up watching Hollywood films and it’s good to be in one.
The adventures of Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), a government mercenary working under the code handle Sierra Six, are chronicled in The Gray Man.
Gentry is evading assassins commanded by his archenemy Lloyd Hansen after discovering dark governmental secrets and finding himself in danger (Evans).
The part of Dhanush’s character Avik San was supposedly developed for him by the Russo brothers after they fell in love with his performance in Bollywood films. He is one of those on the hunt. One of the few actors with success in both the more well-known Hindi film industry and the South Indian film industry is Dhanush.
Dhanush claims that despite being accustomed to intense action sequences, it was challenging to get used to the Russo brothers’ extremely dynamic style of filming.
“I trained for one and a half months, and a week before I began filming, I injured my neck. I thought, “Damn, what am I going to do now? The physiotherapist had a week to make me ready “He remembers.
It was a fantastic experience that they managed to get me fit for the stunt scene.