Since Roja, Rahman has composed the music for all Mani's films and together they have worked in over 10 films. Now, the latest reports say that the director has chosen music maestro Ilaiyaraaja for his period film, which is the screen-adaptation of the Tamil historical novel 'Ponniyin Selvan' written by Kalki Krishnamurthy.
Ilaiyaraaja has also scored Mani Ratnam's first 10 directorial movies like Anjali, Mouna Ragam, and Nayagan. His last movie with Mani was Rajinikanth starrer Thalapathi in 1991. However, the mega-budget movie is produced by Sun Pictures and other details about the film are still under wraps.
Speculations are rife that Mani Ratnam has opted Ilaiyaraaja over AR Rahman for his next film, which stars Vikram and Mahesh Babu in the leads. They are joining hands again after two decades.