It's Simbu vs. Dhanush Again
A picture of Simbu with Dhanush.IBTimes India

Silambarasan and Dhanush are going to lock horns again. Their forthcoming films, "Vaalu" and "Maari", will clash at the box office next month.

The actors, who did not share good rapport earlier, are now good friends. But it is not stopping them from releasing their movies at the same time. "Vaalu" and "Maari" are hitting the screens on 17 July.

This is not the first time when Simbu and Dhanush are clashing at the box office. They locked horns for the first time in 2004 with "Kovil" and "Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan" releasing around the same time.

In the same year, they clashed again with "Manmadhan" and "Dreams". Now, they are set for their third battle with the upcoming "Vaalu" and "Maari".

In the initial years and until recently, the actors did not share warm relationship and always fought to outsmart each other. However, with time, their relationship eased and have turned good friends. We should also note that Simbu is now working with Dhanush's elder brother Selvaraghavan in "Kaan".

"Vaalu", which has been in the making for years, stars ex-couple Silambarasan and Hansika Motwani in the lead roles. Santhanam, VTV Ganesh, Brahmanandam, Sri Ranjani and others are in the cast, which is directed by Vijay Chander. It has Thaman's music, Shakthi's cinematography and TS Suresh's editing.

"Maari" is an action-comedy movie starring Dhanush and Kajal Aggarwal. Vijay Yesudas, Robo Shankar, Kaali Venkat and others are in the cast. Music director Anirudh Ravichander has done a cameo in the flick. The movie is directed by Balaji Mohan and produced by Raadhika Sarathkumar in association with Listin Stephen. It has Om Prakash's cinematography, Prasanna GK's editing and Anirudh's music.