Ponniyin Selvan: Mani Ratnam to helm another big multi-starrer
Director Mani Ratnam has been working on the adaptation of historical novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ for years now. He had first started the project back in 2012 but was forced to shelve it due to the huge production cost involved. Reports have now emerged that the director is collaborating with Lyca Productions for adapting the five volume novel penned by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The novel has several prominent characters and buzz is that Mani Ratnam is assembling a huge star cast once again after ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the director is trying to cast Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Karthi, Keerthy Suresh and Mohan Babu for the various major roles in the movie. The makers are planning the it as a two part film, which will be released in Tamil,Telugu and Hindi. Shoot is expected to commence by September, but before that an official announcement will be made.