Dhanush was last seen in director Durai Senthilkumar's Pattas, which released in theatres on Pongal 2020. He has been waiting for the release of his upcoming film Jagame Thandhiram. Initially, the producers revealed that the film will have a theatrical release, but due to rising costs, the producer decided to release the film on Netflix. Further, Dhanush is waiting for the release of Karnan, which will release in theatres on April 9 this year. The makers of Karnan have released two songs so far which has received overwhelming reviews.
Karnan is directed by Mari Selvaraj and is produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu. The film's promo was released recently and it featured Dhanush with a sword in his hand. Dhanush, on March 4, took to Twitter to reveal that the film's teaser will release soon. Dhanush wrote, "#Karnan teaser..very soon (sic)." Reports suggest that Dhanush's Karnan teaser will release sometime later this weekend. Karnan's teaser woll reveal more details about Dhanush's role in the film. Karnan features Dhanush, Rajisha Vijayan, Lal, Gouri Kishan, and Yogi Babu among other actors.