Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:02:06 GMT | By PTI

Sonam, Dhanush to begin shooting in Varanasi for 'Raanjhnaa'

Sonam Kapoor and southern star Dhanush will start filming in Varanasi Tuesday for their film 'Raanjhnaa'.


Sonam, Dhanush to begin shooting in Varanasi for 'Raanjhnaa' (© Varinder Chawla)

The actors and the film's director Anand Rai arrived in Varanasi on Monday along with the entire cast and crew of the film.

Addressing a press conference, Rai said while 60 per cent of the film is set in Varanasi, the rest will be shot in Delhi and Punjab.

The shooting will take place for the next two months, the director said, adding that a lot of the scenes will be panned at the picturesque ghats of the Ganga river.

Sonam, who is extremely excited about the film, said it is a clean love story that will appeal to all kind of movie-goers.

The 'Saawariya' actress described her role to be of a simple girl.

Meanwhile, "Kolaveri" star Dhanush expressed his excitement to be in Varanasi and said he was looking forward to do his first Hindi film.

"People down south wait for years to come to Varanasi, I am extremely lucky that I have got the opportunity to experience the holy city at such a young age."

"I took the film because of its story. I am looking forward to do my first Hindi film. Delivering dialogues will be a task but I will do my job with utmost sincerity," said Dhanush.

The film's script has been written by 'Tanu weds Manu' writer Himanshu Sharma while the music is by A R Rahman.

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