If the latest buzz is to be believed, director Aanand L Rai has struck his 'Raanjhanaa' star, Dhanush, off from his friends' list. Sources close to the duo suggest that they are no longer on talking terms following professional differences.
From left: Aanand L Rai and Dhanush
A source says, "Aanand L Rai used to share a great equation with Dhanush, but some differences cropped up after his cameo in 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' (TWMR) was snipped during the editing stages without his knowledge. He had taken time out from his schedule just on Rai's insistence and gone to Delhi for the 5-7 minute role. Obviously, he was hurt that they chopped it off. Their equation has since changed."
The insider reveals that the filmmaker was planning a film with Dhanush right after TWMR released, but that too went on hold. "Rai is now planning a sequel to Raanjhanaa, but nothing has been finalised about the casting because of their now sour relationship," adds the source.
Both Dhanush and Aanand L Rai did not respond to our text messages.