The shooting for the upcoming Tamil action-comedy "Maari 2" has begun."With all your blessings and love 'Maari 2' shoot starts," Dhanush tweeted on Monday morning.

Directed by Balaji Mohan, "Maari 2" also stars Sai Pallavi. The Tamil action-comedy film marks Balaji's second collaboration with Dhanush after "Maari".Veteran music-composer Ilaiyaraaja has sang a song for "Maari 2".

In "Maari", Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, moustache-twirling local rowdy and he was paired with Kajal Aggarwal.

Actors Robo Shankar and Vinod, who played Dhanush's sidekicks in the first part, will be part of "Maari 2". Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas has been signed to play the antagonist.