‘VIP’ franchise will continue: Dhanush

Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of upcoming Tamil action-comedy “VIP 2”, directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, says the franchise will continue with two more parts already planned.

“VIP 2”, a sequel to 2014 Tamil blockbuster “VIP”, is slated for release on July 28.

“It took me three years to write the sequel to ‘VIP’, and the process was challenging. It was while shooting for ‘Kodi’; I struck upon an idea to make ‘VIP 2’. The franchise will continue. There will be part 3 and 4,” Dhanush told IANS.

“VIP 2” marks the return of Kajol to Kollywood after two decades.

In the film, she plays a suave and conniving businesswoman.

On working with her, Dhanush said: “It was fascinating to work with her. When she did her last film (‘Minsara Kanavu’) in Tamil, I was in tenth class. We feel proud she chose to make her comeback with our film.”

He also confirmed Kajol will be part of “VIP 3”.

Dhanush made his directorial debut with “Pa Paandi” this year.

Overwhelmed with the film’s success, he said: “There will be a sequel to ‘Pa Paandi’. It’s too early to talk about the project but it will be another exciting project.”

Apart from “VIP 2”, Dhanush has superstar Rajinikanth’s Tamil gangster drama “Kaala” in his kitty.

The “Ranjhanaa” actor is bankrolling the project, in which Rajinikanth plays a slum lord-turned-gangster.

Asked if he’s playing a cameo in “Kaala”, according to the rumours, Dhanush said: “I’m waiting for an opportunity to work with Rajini sir. I’m awaiting a call from Ranjith for ‘Kaala.”

“Kaala”, which also stars Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Pankaj Tripathi and Samuthirakani, is being directed by Pa. Ranjith.