According to a leading daily, upcoming Malayalam star Tovino Thomas will be playing the antagonist in the eagerly-awaited ‘Maari 2’ which is a sequel to the 2015 release ‘Maari’. Talking about the decision to cast the 28-year-old, Balaji Mohan said that he is an intense actor who can get into the skin of the character in no time. He went on to add that Tovino fit the bill as the makers were looking for someone who can pull off lead roles as well.
“It’s a unique villain character that needed someone who is also a lead actor to pull it off. Tovino is an intense actor who can transform into roles. When we narrated the story, he was excited by the character and agreed to come on board,” he added.
Balaji Mohan also added that they will soon be making an announcement regarding the music director and the lead heroine. Well, we must say that Tovino is a nice pick and we hope that he does full justice to his role. If all goes as planned, ‘Maari 2’ will go on the floors in December.
On a related note, Dhanush was last seen in ‘VIP 2’ which did well at the box office. At present, besides ‘Maari 2’, he has the gangster-drama ‘Vada Chennai’ and the Hollywood film ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ in his kitty.
As far as Tovino is concerned, he will next be seen in the Dhanush-produced black comedy ‘Tharangam’.
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