Mani Ratnam is currently working on pre-production of his dream project 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

This upcoming movie is an adaptation of Kalki's famous novel 'Ponniyin Selvan', which depicts the story of Raja Raja Cholan.

Many prominent directors have attempted to bring this magnum opus to the silver screen over the past 60 years, but all of them have failed.

Mani Ratnam who dropped the movie just a week before it's shooting is now attempting to shoot it once again.

The shooting of Ponniyin Selvan is expected to commence by the end of this year and details of the cast and their characters are being revealed one by one.

According to unconfirmed sources, these are the actors cast for roles in the movie.


Jayam Ravi will be playing Arulmozhi Varman, the male lead, while Keerthy Suresh will be playing the female lead Kunthavai Naachiyaar.

The story's two powerful characters, Aditya Karikalan and Vanthiya Devan, will be played by Kollywood heartthrobs Vikram and Karthi.

Amitabh Bachan and his daughter in law Aishwarya Rai will be playing Sundara Chozhar and Nandhini, respectively. Meanwhile, Mohan Babu will be playing Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar.

The first look of the movie is expected to be released on Tamil New Year.


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