The OTT space is expanding to new horizons in India. The subscribers to these streaming platforms doubled during this lockdown. Now, many directors and actors are trying out their luck on these digital platforms. Soon, maverick director Mani Ratnam will also join this list. He will make a web series called Nava Rasa. There will be nine episodes in it, directed by nine different directors. Each episode will feature a different star cast. The latest we hear is that Telugu actors Nani and Naga Chaitanya are also in consideration for this series.
Each episode will have a rasa as its theme. Mani Ratnam will be the showrunner and will also direct one of the episodes. The other episodes will get directed by Aravind Swamy, Siddharth, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and Karthik Naren. The rest of the directors are yet to get finalized. Coming to the actors, Suriya, Madhavan, and Siddharth will play as the leads in various episodes. Naga Chaitanya and Nani are being considered for a couple of episodes as well. More details about this web series will be out very soon.
On the film front, Mani Ratnam is currently directing the film Ponniyin Selvan. This periodic epic drama is an inspirational version of the popular Tamil novel of the same name. Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, and Sobhita Dhulipalla are playing the lead roles in it. AR Rahman is composing the music of it.