Sathyaraj is shedding his all inhibitions for his upcoming Tamil
film Ponniyin Selvan. The actor has started practising
silambam (Dravidian martial art or stick fighting) for Mani Ratnam
Sathyaraj is said to be playing the role of Periya
Pazhuvettarayar in the historical film. His role requires him to
showcase silambam skills in some scenes in the film. So, the actor,
who is proficient in silambam and fencing, is honing his skills. It
may be recalled that the actor had done such role in his earlier
movie Villadhi Villain.
The movie is the screen-adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy's epic
novel ' Ponniyin Selvan'. The story of the film revolves around the
Chola Dynasty. Mani Ratnam and Vasanth of Saththam
Podathey have taken responsibility of penning the script. The
expected-budget of the movie is said to be Rs. 200 crores, which is
produced by the Sun Pictures .
Meanwhile, Vijay, Mahesh Babu, Aarya and Anushka Shetty have
already been roped in for the key roles in the film.