If reliable sources in the industry are to be believed, Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan will go on floors only in 2020.
The maverick filmmaker is said to have approached ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Karthi and Vikram to play the lead roles in the film. Earlier, Vijay Sethupathi and STR were approached but they are busy with various commitments. Currently, Ravi, Karthi, and Vikram are Mani’s choice to play the lead roles.
Ratnam is also said to have approached Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai to play pivotal characters in the film. The director’s lucky charm AR Rahman will be composing the music for the film but an official announcement will be out only after Mani Ratnam finalizes the budget and the list of actors who will be associated with the film.