Insiders in the industry say that Mani Ratnam has recently invited Thalapathy Vijay and expressed his idea to revive his dropped dream film Ponniyin Selvan. A look test for Vijay also happened at the Madras Talkies office, says a source close to the maverick filmmaker.
As Mani Ratnam’s recent multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is a hit and considering Vijay’s massive box office pull, the director feels that this is the right time to give life to Ponniyin Selvan film adaptation.
Sources say that other than Vijay, Vikram and STR have also given their nod to the project.
A leading production which is known for funding biggies in Tamil cinema is said to be bankrolling this mega budget film. Earlier, Mani had roped in Vijay and Mahesh Babu for the film but the project was dropped due to exorbitant budget and the producer backing out!