The latest on Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan is that director Vasanth will join the production of the film to give creative input.
He has done research on the book and has earlier worked with Mani Ratnam, who requires some creative input to better the product.
As of now, the star cast of the movie boasts of Vijay, Arya, Mahesh Babu and Anushka.
The grapevine has it that Mani Ratnam has also roped in actor Sathyaraj, who has now switched over to playing character roles.
Sathyaraj will play the important role of the Buddhist monk Buddha Bikku, a pivotal character in the epic.