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Vada Chennai 2 has not been shelved, confirms Dhanush

Vada Chennai, which chronicles three decades in the life of a gangster, played by Dhanush, from North Madras, hit the screens in October last year.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Dhanush has clarified that his upcoming Tamil gangster drama Vada Chennai 2, the second part in the franchise directed by Vetrimaaran, has not been shelved, contrary to reports that have been doing the rounds over the past few days.

Following speculation that the project has been dropped for reasons unknown, Dhanush took to Twitter to lay the rumours to rest.

He wrote: “Don’t know what caused this confusion among my fans. Vada Chennai 2 is very much on. Unless you see any official confirmation from my Twitter handle, please do not believe in rumours regarding any projects of mine.”

Vada Chennai, which chronicles three decades in the life of a gangster, played by Dhanush, from North Madras, had hit the screens last year in October.

The project, which is to be made as a trilogy, marks Dhanush’s third collaboration with Vetrimaaran after Polladhavan (2007) and Aadukalam (2011). 

Promoted as the most ambitious project of Vetrimaaran, best known for helming Aadukalam and Visaranai (2016), the film was shot in the most realistic manner featuring raw, hard-hitting action. Instead of just focusing on the lifestyle of gangsters, it also focused on their emotional side and relationships.

In the film, Dhanush plays a carrom champion. Vada Chennai also featured Andrea Jeremiah, Samuthirakani, Ameer Sultan, Kishore and Aishwarya Rajesh in pivotal roles.

Meanwhile, Vetrimaaran’s Asuran with Dhanush is getting ready for release. Based on the Tamil novel Vekkai, a revenge-based thriller, the film features Dhanush in dual roles as father and son. It also features Malayalam star Manju Warrier as the leading lady.