National Award-winning art director Thota Tharani is on board for Mani Ratnam's magnum opus period drama 'Ponniyin Selvan'.
Ratnam and Thota Tharani had previously worked together in films like Nayakan, Mounaragam, Thiruda Thiruda, and Bombay. To be jointly produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, AR Rahman will be composing the music.
Ratnam has roped in Ravi Varman to crank the camera for the film and Vairamuthu will be penning the lyrics.
The film boasts an ensemble of actors including Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Keerthy Suresh, Mohan Babu, Amala Paul, Aadhi and Aishwarya Lekshmi.
The shoot of the film is expected to start rolling from December 2019.