Siva Anand who penned the story of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and also played as the maternal uncle of Arvind Swamy, Arun Vijay and STR in the film is working on the script of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.
Along with Siva Ananth and Mani Ratnam, Kumaravel who is known for playing memorable roles in Radha Mohan’s films is also writing the screenplay adaptation of Kalki’s epic novel.
The big budget period action drama is likely to bankrolled by Jio Studios. Ratnam has already finalized a long list of actors including ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Karthi, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Keerthy Suresh, Amala Paul, Sathyaraj, Mohan Babu and Aadai for the film.
If all goes well, the principal shoot of the film will begin in early 2020.