Music composer turned actor GV Prakash Kumar will be acting in Mani Ratnam’s new film. Written by the maverick director, the film will be directed by Dhana Sekaran, an erstwhile associate of Mani Ratnam.
The film will be produced by Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies and Govind Menon of ’96’ fame has been roped in to compose music.
Mani Ratnam himself wanted to direct the film but as he is busy with the Ponniyin Selvan pre-production work, the director has asked his associate to helm the project. Dhana Sekaran had recently debuted as a filmmaker with Padaiveeran featuring Vijay Yesudas in the lead role.
Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam is said to have roped in STR, Vikram and ‘Jayam’ Ravi for Ponniyin Selvan, the director also in talks with Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai to play pivotal characters.