New Delhi: Tamil superstar Dahnush earned a massive following in Bolywood with the success of 'Kolaveri Di' and now the actor has signed his first Hindi film.

The 28-year-old will be seen in director 'Tanu Weds Manu' fame Aanand L Rai' upcoming film 'Raanjhnaa'.

"It's a big deal to get a launch like this at the beginning of my career here.  Aanand's script is different from regular cinema; it's one of those 'made to make a difference' kind of films," Dhanush said in a statement.

The actor, who has won the National Film Award for his role in 'Aadukalam', became a household name thanks to 'Kolaveri Di' from his Tamil film '3', which went viral online.

"For the past six months, I've been looking for a simple boy to play the lead in Raanjhnaa.

My requirement was a man who could look vulnerable on screen.

When I saw Dhanush in the Tamil film 'Aadukalam' (for which he won the National award), I liked him immediately.

He looks very ordinary and honest, and that was the demand of the character," Rai said.

Talking about the films storyline, the director said, "The film is an intense love story. Just like my film Tanu Weds Manu, the film and its characters will take you to Delhi, Punjab, Chennai".

Dhanush, who is not fluent in Hindi, is reportedly planning to learn the language. 

(Agencies)