Grapevine is abuzz with the news that Aarya has bagged Mani
Ratnam's historical movie Ponniyin Selvan. The director,
who was considering Vikram and Surya, has zeroed in on the
Sources have revealed that Aarya's performance in
Madrasapattinam made Mani Ratnam to finalize the actor.
The director feels that Aarya's can perfectly fit the historical
role of Rajakesari Varman aka Arulmozhi Varman, one of the greatest
emperors of the Tamil Chola Empire, adds unconfirmed source.
It is reported that Mani Ratnam has recently narrated the story
to Aarya. The actor with out any hesitation, agreed to do the title
role. Meanwhile, the director has finalized Mahesh Babu to portray
Adithya Karikalar's role and Vijay for Vandiyathevan's role from
the historical novel.
The movie is the screen-adaptation of the 'Ponniyin Selvan',
which was written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The expected budget of
the film is Rs. 200 crores and it is produced by the Sun