Actor Dhanush attended the world premiere of The Gray Man in Los Angeles on Wednesday with his sons Linga and Yatra. They were all in suits as they walked the red carpet together. The film, directed by The Russo Brothers, will premiere on Netflix on July 22. Dhanush plays the less-spoken but hardcore hit man named Avik San in the film. Also read: Dhanush on shooting action scenes in The Gray Man
Dhanush took to Instagram the next day to share a few photos from the premiere. He wrote for his sons: “When you realize they have completely stolen the show from you. (heart emoticons) At the premiere of #TheGrayMan with Yathra and Linga.”
Dhanush co-stars Rege-Jean Page, Chris Evans, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Henwick, Ana de Armas, directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo also attended the premiere.
Over the past few days, Dhanush has been busy with the promotions of the gray man in the U.S. At the film’s premiere, The Russo Brothers introduced Dhanush as the man who got 10 million mentions on Twitter in the past 4-5 months.
“This gentleman has taken over Twitter for the past 5 months. 10 million mentions in more than 4 months. This is the man you may not know but should know, Dhanush,” said The Russo Brothers.
On Monday, at the press conference after the Los Angeles screening, Dhanush spoke about how he ended up being part of the project. When asked how he got the opportunity, Dhanush said, “I don’t know how I got into this movie.” Dhanush’s reaction caused everyone in the room to burst out laughing, including his co-stars.
He added: “I was excited and very excited. Of course I can’t say much in the film. I was super excited and was looking for an opportunity to learn and explore.”
On Tuesday, The Russo Brothers shared a glimpse of an action sequence featuring Dhanush, Ryan Gosling and Ana De Armas. The Russo Brothers released the clip on their Twitter page, saying it is to introduce Dhanush’s character from the film. “Ladies and gentlemen, we give you…@dhanushkraja (sic),” they wrote the clip on Twitter.