Babu Antony confirms being a part of Ponniyin Selvan
Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ boasts of one of the biggest star cast ever for an Indian film. Actors from various industries are part of the film. Malayalam actor Babu Antony is the latest to join the cast. The veteran took to his social media handle to share his excitement on being part of such a big project. He has written,
Babu antony I am glad to let you all know that I shall be joining the cast of Manirathnam Sir’s dream project “Ponniyin Selvan”, To play a key role.
Apart from Babu Antony, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ also has other Malayali actors like Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Lal and Rahman. The cast also includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Trisha, Karthi, Vikram Prabhu, Parthiban, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayam Ravi, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Kishore and Ashwin Kakumanu.
‘Ponniyin Selvan’ has been confirmed as a two-part epic, and the first part will be out in 2022. It is based on the historical Tamil novel of the same name written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. Director Mani Ratnam has adapted the screenplay along with Jeyamohan and Kumaravel. Music is by AR Rahman and Ravi Varman wields the camera.
70% of the film’s shoot has already been completed. The team is currently shooting in Pondicherry. After a short schedule lasting almost 13-15 days there, they will be heading to Hyderabad for the final leg of shoot.