As Dhanush is being appreciated for his role in the just-released Shamitabh, the actor has signed another Bollywood Romantic.

Dhanush, who’s back in Chennai, says he’s busy with promoting and shooting his Tamil films till March.

“Mani Ratnam sir texted me to tell me how much he liked Shamitabh. Such praise means a lot to any artist,” Dhanush said in a statement, adding that he chose Shamitabh to be his second Hindi film after being offered several scripts. He says, “I am aware I am not a conventionally good-looking hero. I did not see myself fitting in the 33 scripts that came to me before Shamitabh did. It was only with Balki’s film that I felt an immediate empathy.”

He is now all set to start his third Hindi film. “It is a very intense love story, the kind I haven’t done so far. When I heard the script I felt this would take Aanand (L Rai) sir and me beyond what we’ve done in Raanjhanaa. We start this film after he completes Tanu Weds Manu 2, most probably in December.”