We had already reported that Dhanush's second project as director will roll from August 2018 and that it'll be an intense drama with a period connection.
On Thursday evening, Dhanush took to Twitter to share the news about his next directorial.
"As speculated my next directorial venture will be with Sri Thenandal Films. I will also be playing the lead. More updates in 2018," he wrote.
â€” Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 28, 2017
After winning hearts with Pa Paandi, his first directorial project, all eyes are on what Dhanush has up his sleeve next. There were rumours that a sequel to Pa Paandi is being planned and Dhanush even confirmed this in some of his interviews.
While the most expected the sequel will be made next year, Dhanush has other plans as he will return to direction soon after wrapping up Maari 2.
Dhanush is getting ready to commence work on Maari 2, which was supposed to materialize much earlier but due to Dhanushâ€™s multiple commitments, including his directorial project Pa Paandi, the film had to be pushed.
In the first film, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, moustache twirling local rowdy and he will return in the same getup for the sequel, which will be bankrolled by Wunderbar Films. Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas, who has worked in films such as Oru Mexican Aparatha and Godha and recently in Dhanushâ€™s first Malayalam production Tharangam, has been roped in to play the baddie in the film, which will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu.
Dhanush is currently shooting for Vetrimaaranâ€™s Vada Chennai, and going by some leaked stills from the filmâ€™s shoot, heâ€™s seen sporting thick beard for his portion. The film chronicles three decades in the life of a gangster, played by Dhanush, from North Madras. The project, which will be made as a trilogy, marks Dhanushâ€™s third collaboration with Vetrimaaran after Pollathavan and Aadukalam.