Itâ€™s official. Yuvan Shankar and Dhanush are set to join hands after a hiatus of ten long years for upcoming Maari 2, its makers announced on Monday via a poster. Maari had music by Anirudh Ravichander, who had a fall out with Dhanush and parted ways.
Industry grapevine was that the duo was all set to reunite for Maari 2, but the inclusion of Yuvan has come as a shocker for many within the industry. To be directed by Balaji Mohan, the sequel will feature Sai Pallavi as the leading lady.
Maari 2 was supposed to materialise much earlier but due to Dhanushâ€™s multiple commitments, including his directorial project Power Paandi, the film had to be pushed.
In the 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 maiden Malayalam production Tharanga, has been roped in to play the baddie in the film, which will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu.
The principal shooting is expected to start from early next year. Dhanush is currently shooting for Vetrimaaranâ€™s Vada Chennai, and going by some leaked stills from the filmâ€™s shoot, heâ€™s seen sporting a 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.