Director Balaji Mohan introduced Robo Shankar in the film Vaayai Moodi Pesavum which had Malayalam actor Dulquer Salman in the lead role. Balaji Mohan gave a very strong role to Robo Shankar which no one had done so far. Robo Shankar had also excellently scored in this film. After this Balaji Mohan gave a significant role to Robo Shankar in Maari 1 which had Dhanush in the lead role. In this Maari 1, Robo Shankar donned the role of Dhanush’s companion.
Now Balaji Mohan is gearing up to direct Maari 2. The pre-production works of this film have started progressing. Apart from this, the selections of cast and crew have begun. Balaji Mohan has chosen Robo Shankar. Like in Maari 1, Robot Shankar will continue to be the companion of Dhanush. It is also understood that Balaji Mohan has increased the comedy sequences for him.
It was earlier mentioned that Kajal Agarwal who donned the female lead role in Maari 1 will also continue in Maari 2 but now the crew has mentioned that the heroine is yet to be finalised and talks are being held with leading actresses for this role.