The character poster of the first part of Dream Project Ponniyin Selvan directed by Mani Ratnam is released. Jayaram will be seen in a big makeover. Jayaram will play the role of Alvarkadiyan Nambi in the film. Babu Antony, Lal, Riyaz Khan, Rahman, and Aishwarya Lakshmi are the other Malayalee actors in the film.
Prakash Raj plays the role of Sundara Chola. The initial cast for the role was Amitabh Bachchan. Vikram will play the role of Aditya Karikalan. Aishwarya Rai plays the lead role of Mandakini. Character posters have gone viral on social media with the release of the casting list.
The film is based on the Tamil novel titled Ponniyin Selvan written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The novel tells the story of the mighty Arulmozhivarman who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola. Ponniyin Selvan is also the highest budget film in India. The budget for the film is 500 crores.
The film Ponniyin Selvan will feature a star cast including Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Thrisha, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Ashwin Kakumanu. Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies along with Subashkaran under the banner of Lyca Productions produces the film. A. R Rahman composes Ponniyin Selvan’s score and soundtracks. Popular cinematographer Ravi Varman and editor Sreekar Prasad, who have before worked with Mani Ratnam handle their roles.
Earlier, Reports confirmed that the cast resumes shooting in Pondichery.