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.
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
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.