Nani in Mani Ratnam’s next?
Actor Nani is a bankable star in Tollywood and is also a known face in Kollywood as his film Naan Ee with SS Rajamouli was a huge hit in Tamil as well. Even though he has acted in Tamil in Veppam and Aaha Kalyanam, they didn’t make it big in Tamil.
Now, it is reported that he has been approached to play a prominent role in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film, which is an adaptation of Tamil literary novel Ponniyin Selvan. The maverick director is said to have roped in Amitabh Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai and Nani.
Earlier, Nani is supposed to act in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in Arun Vijay’s role. However, things didn’t workout between them the last time. If things go as per plan, he will star in Mani Ratnam’s film. However, it is unclear when this film would go on floors. It has been Mani Ratnam’s long time dream to make Ponniyin Selvan as a film. Sources close to the team revealed that the director is confident of making this film this year.