After this he did not direct any films. Apart from this after Kamaraj, he had acted in the Vijay starrer Theri. He has donned the role of an action oriented politician in Theri. Though he was interested to act in many more films, there were no offers for him.
Moreover, he has decided to direct a film. He is already under the process of signing the cast and crew for this film. Since he was thrilled by Atlee’s dialogues in Theri, he has decided to sign Atlee for penning dialogues. Mahendran earlier had penned dialogues for the films directed by other directors.