Actor Dhanush is on a sequel signing spree. As he awaits the release of Tamil film “VIP 2”, he is also gearing up to commence work on the sequel to his 2015 Tamil blockbuster “Maari”, a source said. On Monday, director Balaji Mohan confirmed via a tweet that “Maari 2” is set to go on floors soon. In “Maari”, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, mustache-twirling local rowdy. Also Read - Karnan Box Office Day 4: Dhanush’s 'All-Centre Blockbuster' is Unstoppable, Soon to Enter Rs 100 Crore Club

In “Maari”, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, mustache-twirling local rowdy. “Dhanush sir is currently busy with multiple projects. He is finishing work on his Hollywood project and upon completion; he will resume work on Gautham Menon’s ‘Enai Nokki Paayum Thota’. He will start shooting for ‘Maari 2’ from September,” a source close to Dhanush told IANS. Also Read - Karnan Box Office Day 3: Dhanush Starrer Rocks With Rs 63 Crore Opening Weekend Collection Worldwide

Dhanush will bankroll “Maari 2”, and the team is hopeful of bringing it to theatres for next year’s Sankranti festival. The cast and crew are yet to be finalised. As we know, the much-awaited VIP 2 is slated to release this July 28, the sequel of this Tamil action-comedy-drama features Bolywood actress Kajol and Dhanush, Amala Paul, Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani returning from the first film; it is worth noting that even the 2014 blockbuster Velai Illa Pattadhari was also released in the month of July. Also Read - Karnan Box Office Day 2: Dhanush Starrer Mints Rs 1.43 Crore Despite 50% Threatre Occupancy in Chennai

Following the positive response and commercial success of the 2014 blockbuster film Velai Illa Pattadhari, yet again VIP 2, in order to cash in on the popularity of Dhanush and Kajol among the Tollywood and Bollywood film audience, the filmmakers will be releasing it in Telugu and Hindi too.