As it will be quite difficult to recreate the Chola period Tanjore and surrounding locales, Mani Ratnam has decided to shoot major portions of his magnum opus period action drama ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ in Thailand. Ratnam and his stunt choreographer Sham Kaushal are in Thailand to finalize the locations for the film.
As Thailand and Indonesia also got a few ancient Chola temples, these locations will also bring in more authenticity to the film. To be produced by Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, AR Rahman is composing the music for the film and Ravi Varman will be cranking the camera.
The film also features a long list of actors including Chiyaan Vikram, ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Keerthy Suresh, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prabhu, Mohan Babu, and Ashwin.