After the success of Maari 2, Dhanush is all set to team up with Manju Warrier for Asuran, which is being directed by Vetrimaaran. Asuran is Dhanush’s fourth film with Vetrimaaran following Polladhavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai.
Dhanush took on to his Twitter to make this big announcement. “The evergreen Manju Warrier will be playing the female lead. Excited to share screen space and learn from this amazing talent,” reads his tweet.
The makers had revealed the first-look poster of Asuran in December last year where Dhanush is seen with vibuthi-smeared forehead and stained teeth.
Soon after the release of Vada Chennai, it was revealed that both Dhanush and Vetrimaaran would be working together on a film based on the Tamil novel Vekkai, written by Poomani. The novel is a revenge drama that traces the fight of an oppressed community. This film would serve as a break before the team reunites once again for the part two of Vada Chennai.
Asuran will mark Manju Warrier’s debut in Tamil cinema. Manju, who was born in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, made her Malayalam debut in 1995 with Sakshyam. She then went on a hiatus following a brief four-year stint in the film industry. Manju made her comeback in 2014 with How Old Are You which was also remade in Tamil with Jyotika as 36 Vayadhinile in 2015.
Manju, who was last seen in Odiyan alongside Mohanlal, has three other Malayalam films in her kitty, Lucifer, Jack and Jill and Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham. All these three films are in different stages of production.
In addition to Asuran, Dhanush also has the long pending project with director Gautham Menon titled Enai Noki Paayum Thota. The film’s release has been delayed for some time owing to financial reasons.
Here’s wishing team Asuran all the best and I am sure that fans would be so looking forward to the release of this film.