Maverick director Mani Ratnam is currently busy with the shoot of his upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan. Based on the legendary Tamil novel of the same name, this film is being termed as the dream project for Mani. Ponniyin Selvan features a stellar star cast which includes Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Trisha. Already, Mani started shooting a couple of months back in Thailand.
Mani Ratnam canned the first schedule in Thailand which went for more than two weeks. Both Jayam Ravi and Karthi have taken part in this schedule. After wrapping up the first schedule, the team took a brief break and resumed the shoot of the second schedule today.
This new schedule has kickstarted in Pondicherry earlier today. Jayam Ravi also joined the sets for this schedule. We hear that Vikram and Trisha will join the film in this schedule itself.
There is a lot of hype around this film and the title logo, which was out recently, also got a good response from the audiences. AR Rahman is composing the music for this period drama. Ponniyin Selvan is being produced by Subhaskaran and Mani Ratnam under their respective banners Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies. It is currently slated for a 2021 release.