Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is all set to begin. The shooting will begin in September. Since Ponniyin Selvan is a huge epic it will be shot as two parts just like the Bahubali franchise. Mani Ratnam is in talks with Jayam Ravi, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Mohan Babu for the film. While Jayam Ravi has been approached for the role of Arul Mozhi Varman. Now, the interesting aspect of the film’s cast is that former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is approached for the character Nandhini, who is considered to be deadliest character in the novel.
Lyca Productions, which funded Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s magnum opus 2.0, is producing the Tamil flick.Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki, is the story of Arulmozhivarman, who went on to become the Great King Raja Raja Chozhan. It is said that Kalki took nearly 3 years to complete the novel. Now Chiyaan Vikram himself has confirmed that he will be part of this epic. He is all set to play Aditya Karikalan in this film.