Dhanush starrer ‘Maari 2’ will have Sai Pallavi playing the leading lady in the film and is being directed by Balaji Mohan. The film was launched earlier this year and the shooting of the film is slated to begin in early part of 2018. Director Balaji Mohan announced yesterday that actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been roped in to play an important role in the film. Balaji Mohan took to Twitter and wrote – “The super talented @varusarath is on board #Maari2 for a pivotal role completing the casting ensemble! Exciting to see all the characters I put on paper turning into casting.” Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is said to be playing an important role in the film and sources close to the filmmaker reveal that Varu’s role would contribute immensely to the narration of the film.
The super talented @varusarath is on board #Maari2 for a pivotal role completing the casting ensemble! 🙂 Exciting to see all the characters I put on paper turning into casting 🙂 pic.twitter.com/kqg9Hh3hrZ
— Balaji Mohan (@directormbalaji) December 28, 2017
‘Maari 2’ is the sequel to the 2015 release ‘Maari’ which had Dhanush and Kajal Aggarwal playing the lead roles. The film was a hit flick in Dhanush’s career and the actor was seen playing a local goon with a handle-bar moustache. Dhanush will be seen reprising the same role in ‘Maari 2’. The film will have Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas playing the baddie and will mark his debut in Kollywood. “After ‘Tharangam’ and ‘Maradona’, this will be my third collaboration with Dhanush. I’m really excited to be part of the project. I’m looking forward to start working on this project,” Tovino had said recently. Tovino Thomas was the lead actor in Dhanush’s first Malayalam film as producer titled ‘Tharangam’.
‘Maari 2’ will be a bilingual and will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu. However, it I not clear yet if the Telugu version will have the same cast or if any changes would be made. ‘Maari 2’ is expected to be released during the end of 2018.
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was last seen in ‘Sathya’ which starred Sibi Sathyaraj and Remya Nambeesan in the lead roles. The film was a remake of the Telugu hit film ‘Kshanam’ which has Adivi Sesh, Anasuya and Adah Sharma playing pivotal roles. Varu will also be seen playing an important role in ‘Sandakozhi 2’ which stars Vishal and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles.
2017 has been a great year for Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in terms of work since most of her releases have done greatly. Varalaxmi also appeared in the Malayalam cinema ‘Masterpiece’ which starred Mammootty in the lead role. Varalaxmi will also be seen in Echcharikkai and Mr.Chandramouli which are in various stages of post-production.
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Dhanush will soon be making his debut in Hollywood with a film titled ‘The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir’ which is being directed by Ken Scott. The actor recently wrapped up the shooting of the film and has commenced work on Gautham Menon’s film. Dhanush seems quite excited about his debut in Hollywood and sources close to the actor reveal that he has worked very hard for his role in the film. “What’s great is I get to work with a great actor, Dhanush, who is a huge star in India, he’s a great actor, but also a great dancer, a great singer, he has a unique way of dancing and moving, he’s just very charming,” director Ken Scott had recently said in an interview.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir was initially supposed to be directed by acclaimed French filmmaker Marjane Satrapi but later went to Ken Scott for unknown reasons. Besides Dhanush, the film also stars Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty, Seema Biswas and Laurent Lafitte. There were rumours that Uma Thurman will be part of this film but the makers have not confirmed this part officially.