​Actor Dhanush made an impressive directorial debut this year with Pa.Paandi starring Raj Kiran in the lead. The soft and sensitive film won accolades for the first time director. Recently it was reported that Dhanush has signed a film with Sri Thenandal Films.

Now it has been confirmed that Dhanush second film as a director will be with the Mersal producers.

The actor will also play the lead in the movie. Dhanush to direct and play the lead role in a period romantic drama. Its speculated that actor Prasanna will play an important role in the film. The film will be a big budget venture and will have a small portion set in the pre-Independence era.

​The film will start rolling in the later part of 2018. Dhanush will wrap up Maari 2 and Vada Chennai in the mean time. He is also ​awaiting release of his Hollywood debut and Gautham Menon’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota in 2018