After winning hearts with Pa Paandi, his maiden 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 in some of his interviews on a few occasions. While most expected the sequel will be made this year, Dhanush has other plans as he will return to direction soon after wrapping up Maari 2.
It has already been confirmed that Dhanush will also play the lead in his second directorial project, which is rumoured to be a period romantic drama. According to multiple sources close to the star, the regular shooting of the film is expected to commence from August 2018. Apparently, the pre-production work has already begun and Dhanush is busy finalizing the rest of the cast and crew. A few months ago, there were rumours that Telugu star Nagarjuna will also be part of the project; however, this report was later quashed by the makers via a statement.
Actor Prasanna, who played a key role in Pa Paandi, will also be part of Dhanushâ€™s upcoming yet-untitled directorial project. Currently busy wrapping up Maari 2, in which he plays a dhoti-clad, mustache twirling local rowdy, Dhanush also has a project with Karthik Subbaraj in his kitty. It is believed that only after he completes shooting for his second directorial and his Hindi project with Anand L Rai, will he commence work on Karthikâ€™s film which will be shot on an international scale.
Dhanush recently wrapped up 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.