Ponniyin Selvan is like Mahabharatha; It’ll be one of the biggest films made in Indian cinema: Jayaram
Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is one of the most ambitious films in the making in Indian cinema currently. The film stars a plethora of stars from various languages. Malayalam star Jayaram is also playing a very important role in the film. He had shot for a few portions during the first schedule which was held in Thailnad. Shoot is currently put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The film is originally based on a historical Tamil novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. It tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola I. Jayaram has pinned high hopes on the film. According to him, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is like Mahabharatha made on a huge scale. Made in two parts, it is shaping up to be one of the biggest films made in Indian cinema.
Jayaram has revealed that he plays the character named Azhwarkadiyan Nambi. He will be seen sporting a clean shaven head in the film. The cast also includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Trisha, Vikram Prabhu, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi Sarath Kumar, Prabhu, Kishore, Rahman, Lal, Ashwin Kakumanu and many others.
Mani Ratnam’s own banner Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions are collaborating for this mega budget film’s production.