In a recent interview with the New Indian Express, Suhasini revealed that Mani Ratnam had completed around 30% of the shoot of his magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan before the lockdown.
"He will have to wait till the world gets back to normalcy from the pandemic situation because Government in various parts of the world only allow 100 to 150 people for a day's shoot whereas Ponniyin Selvan needs 500 people on the sets", said Suhasini Mani Ratnam.
Going by Suhasini's words, it looks like Ratnam will resume the shoot of Ponniyin Selvan only in 2021 as it's impossible to shoot with 500 people during the COVID19 pandemic.
Produced by Lyca and Madras Talkies, the film has Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sarathkumar, Mohan Raman, and Balaji Sakthivel in pivotal characters.
AR Rahman is composing the music for the film and Ravi Varman cranks the camera for the magnum opus.