Maari 2 is expected to start rolling in the coming months and the film’s cast and crew are being finalized in the meantime. Dhanush will return to play the local ruffian/don Maari joined by his faithful sidekicks. Kajal Aggarwal will not return for the sequel.

Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas will play the film’s main antagonist. The film will be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual and will be shot separately. Balaji Mohan will direct the sequel also.

The suspense over the film’s heroine continues. It has been announced that the heroine’s name will be revealed at 6 pm today.