From the past few days, we have been hearing that popular director Mani Ratnam is all set to direct an epic period action drama titled 'Ponniyin Selvan' with a star cast.
As per the latest reports, Mani Ratnam along with his technical team will fly to Thailand and kick start the shooting of this much-awaited movie. Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions are bankrolling this high budget project. The film is going to be a multi starrer film featuring star actors like Karthi
, Jayam Ravi
, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
, Keerthy Suresh
, Mohan Babu, Aadi, etc in crucial roles.
Oscar-winner AR Rahman is on board to compose tunes for this film. Vairamuthu is reportedly penning lyrics for this film which got inspired by Kalki's popular novel 'Ponniyin Selvan'. The movie will get released in two parts.
Mani Ratnam is making sure that the actors from different movie industries come together for his project as he is also making plans to release the movie in different languages other than Telugu and Tamil.