Mani Ratnam has completed the first schedule of his magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan' in Thailand and some of the actors have returned to Chennai.
Sources say that 'Jayam' Ravi who plays the titular role in the film will begin shooting for Ahmed's 'Janaganamana' soon and Karthi is also planning to start shooting for his next with PS Mithran of 'Irumbuthirai' fame.
We also hear that Vikram and Aishwarya Rai are likely to join the team in the next schedule. Produced by Lyca and Madras Talkies, the film also has Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sarathkumar, Lal, Jayaram, Kishore and Ashwin in pivotal characters.
The film is scheduled to release in two parts. Rahman is composing the music for the film and Ravi Varman cranks the camera.