Mani Ratnam in talks with Jayaram and Parthiepan?

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 27, 2019 11:53 hrs

If media reports are to be believed, maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam is in talks with two senior character actors—Jayaram and Parthiepan to play pivotal characters in his upcoming magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ which largely revolves around the Chola Empire.

 Interestingly, Parthiepan played the Chola King in Selvaraghavan’s Ayirathil Oruvan so we have to wait and see the role which has been offered to the actor in Ponniyin Selvan.

Ratnam has also approached actors like ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Karthi, Vikram, Amala Paul, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Mohan Babu, and Aadhi for the lead characters.

To be produced by Madras Talkies and a Bollywood corporate production house, the principal shoot of the film is likely to begin by the end of this year.