Mani Ratnam shelves Ponniyin Selvan

Last Updated: Wed, May 11, 2011 01:48 hrs

There is nothing official about it.

Mani Ratnam all these months was working secretly on his ambitious 'dream project'  Ponniyin Selvan.

Now he has decided to shelve the project.

India's best known director has told the actors and technicians concerned that their dates are no longer required and has asked back for the advance paid to them.

The buzz is that all the actors who have signed up like Vijay, Arya, Mahesh Babu and Anushka,  have been told that the project has been shelved.

The reason Mani Ratnam  a total professional has decided to drop the project was after analysing the financials of the project, he thought it would not be viable at the box-office.

There will be no official announcement as Mani has never said anything about the film. All the news regarding Ponniyin Selvan were media speculations.