Ace director Mani Ratnam is busy with the pre-production of his dream project ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. The director has planned to cast many big stars in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ including Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and Vikram are the director’s choice to play the lead roles. He is also said to have approached Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai to play pivotal roles in the film. Meanwhile, the latest buzz is that actress Keerthy Suresh is the latest addition to the star cast.
‘Isai Puyal’ AR Rahman will be composing the music for the film but an official announcement will be out only after Mani Ratnam finalises the budget and the list of actors who will be associated with the film as the project will last for over a period of six months.
Lyca Productions is bankrolling the project on a lavish scale and the shooting is expected to begin next year. Ponniyin Selvan tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola dynasty during the 10th and 11th century.