Anushka Sharma was recently approached by Mani Ratnam for one of the female lead roles in his upcoming Tamil film Ponniyin Selvan. But the actress refused to act in the film, as she is not interested to play the second leading lady in the film. It is said that Mani Ratnam offered her to pair Mahesh Babu in the film.
Now that she has rejected the offer, the hunt for the second female lead is on. The director is keen to cast Priyanka Chopra in the much publicized Ponniyin Selvan, says a source.
Meanwhile, Vijay, Mahesh Babu, Anushka Shetty and Sathyraj have been signed to play the key roles in the historical movie.The expected budget of the movie is said to be Rs. 200 crores, which is produced by the Sun Pictures.