Mani Ratnam’s upcoming production under his Madras Talkies, directed by his former assistant Dhana, has been tentatively titled Vaanam Kottatum. It has been confirmed that Vikram Prabhu stars in the film, and Radhika and Sarath kumar are part of the cast. Radhika and Sarath Kumar are coming together on screen after 22 years. They were last seen as a pair in Suriya Vamsam. the film has a big cast starring GV Prakash and Aishwarya Rajesh as siblings, with a story centered on them. Vikram Prabhu will be seen opposite Aishwarya Rajesh. Madonna Sebastian plays GV Prakash’s lover. Radhika and Sarathkumar have important roles. Composer Govind Vasantha announced that he was part of the project, and will be working with the man who brought Velunayakan and Anandan to life.
Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is also 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, Vikram, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Mohan Babu for the film. While Jayam Ravi has been approached for the role of Arul Mozhi Varman, Vikram has been asked to play the role of Aditya Karikalan. 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.