Sai Pallavi will essay the female lead opposite actor Dhanush in Maari 2. She takes over from Kajal Aggarwal, who played the lead in the original.

Director Balaji Mohan took to social media to announce Sai Pallavi’s inclusion in the film.

The film will be shot simultaneously in Telugu as well as Tamil. Much of the original cast is returning for the sequel, Dhanush told Ananda Vikatan recently. Malayalam star Tovino Thomas, known for his roles in films such as Oru Mexican Aparatha, Godha and Ezra, has been roped in to play the villain in this film.

Last seen in Shekhar Kammula’s Fidaa, Sai Pallavi reportedly has a pivotal role in this project. She is also a part of director Vijay’s Karu.