I feel lucky to share screen space with Dhanush in Maari 2: Tovino Thomas
It is already known that Malayali actor Tovino Thomas is playing the villain in Dhanush’s Maari 2. The movie directed by Balaji Mohan is the sequel of Dhanush’s 2015 film Maari. Tovino has already shot for a day with the Maari 2 team. The Guppy actor feels he is very fortunate to share screen space with such a big star like Dhanush.
In a recent interview, Tovino was all praise for Dhanush who became an big star at a very young age and even won the National award at the age of 26. Tovino sounded excited about playing the villain opposite Dhanush. Although he has played negative roles in films like ABCD and Style, this will be his first such role after establishing himself as a bankable actor. Unlike his other outings as villains, his role in Maari 2 is said to be a very strong one with a properly fledged character. He will be appearing in two different looks in the movie.
Tovino’s casting came as a big surprise but director Balaji Mohan had clear plans while roping him in. Even though the first part, Maari was not a big hit, it had a wide reach. So the director collected feedback on what went wrong in the movie. While scripting, he took all that into consideration, and first designed the antagonist. The script was later developed from him. As it shaped up, the role demanded an intense actor and that’s how they signed Tovino Thomas. It will be really interesting to see the face-off between Dhanush and Tovino.
Tovino meanwhile is waiting the release of Theevandi, directed by TP Fellini. Maradona, Oru Kuprasidha Payyan and Luca are his other films coming up this year.