In his recent interview with Vikatan, Jayam Ravi has revealed that Mani Ratnam wanted the actor's son Aarav also to play an important role in the magnum opus period action drama Ponniyin Selvan
"After Tik Tik Tik, Aarav was supposed to act with me in Ponniyin Selvan but due to his exams he couldn't come onboard", said Jayam Ravi.
On working with Mani Ratnam, Ravi said: "All directors dream big for their script but not all work hard to execute it at the shooting spot. But Mani Ratnam sir wants each and everything he conceived to get featured in his cinema. His hard work is unparalleled".
Along with Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Vikram are also playing pivotal characters. Mani Ratnam has also roped in Aishwarya Rai, Trisha and, Aishwarya Lekshmi for the film.