Mani Ratnam's ambitious film Ponniyin Selvan, which has an ensemble star cast went on floors today in Thailand, according to multiple sources. The entire team is camping in Thailand where the first schedule is all set to go on for about 40 days.
Now, the latest update is that Malayalam and Tamil actor Lal had roped in to play a crucial role in Ponniyin Selvan He took to Instagram to reveal how he landed up in the film. He said that he knew Suhasini Mani Ratnam as a friend through whom he approached Mani Ratnam.
He wrote, In my entire acting career, Maniratnam sir is the only person, to whom I have asked for an opportunity. As I knew Suhasini, I asked for a chance to act in Maniratnam sir's movie. It was years ago. While Maniratnam sir was shooting for 'Kadal', he called me and offered me a role in the movie. Unfortunately due to other prior committed projects, I couldn't take up the offer. And now the dream is going to come true. I am essaying an old warrior in his next. I will be taking horse riding classes for the role. Once a dream, now a reality! A Mani Ratnam movie. #tamilcinema #maniratnam #ponniyinselvan. (sic)"
Ponniyin Selvan follows the story of Arulmozhivarman and it features Aishwarya Rai, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, and others.