National Award-winning actor Prakash Raj has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam's upcoming magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan.
Prakash and Mani had worked together in films like Bombay(a cameo), Iruvar, Kannathil Muthamittal, O Kadhal Kanmani, and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Among these films, Prakash Raj won the National Award ( Best Supporting Actor )for Iruvar.
His roles in other Mani Ratnam's films are also memorable. "On the sets of #Maniratnam s #PonniyinSelvan .. a journey with the master ..which started 25 years back from #iruvar continues... the joy of unlearning... finding new horizons... bliss n blessed", tweeted Prakash Raj.
Ponniyin Selvan also has an ensemble of actors including Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Sarathkumar, Nizhalgal Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Mohan Raman.
The shoot of the film is currently progressing at a rapid pace in Hyderabad.