Ponniyin Selvan, the Mani Ratnam directorial is one of the most-awaited upcoming projects of the Tamil film industry. The shooting of the magnum opus is currently put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the sources close to Ponniyin Selvan revealed an exciting update regarding the star cast of the project.
As reported earlier, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the popular actress is playing the role of Nandini, a prominent character in the Mani Ratnam directorial. If the reports are to be true, the former Miss World is playing the character Nandini. Now, the latest updates suggest that Sara Arjun, the popular child actor who rose to fame with the Vikram starrer Deiva Thirumagal, will play the younger version of Nandini in the movie.
The shooting of Ponniyin Selvan is expected to be resumed in September 2020. The next schedule was originally supposed to be shot in Thailand, but the plans are now canceled due to the coronavirus threat. Instead, the movie will go on floors in Pune by the first week of September 2020 and will be later shot at the various locations of Hyderabad. If the authorities did not permit for the outdoor shoot, the rest of the portions will be shot in the AVM Studios, Chennai.
Ponniyin Selvan will feature an extensive star cast including Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Vikram Prabhu, Shobita Dhulipala, Jayaram, Prabhu Ganesan, Lal, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Rahman, Ashwin Kakumanu, and so on in the other pivotal roles. Mani Ratnam, the director himself has penned the adapted screenplay of the project, along with Siva Anand and Kumaravel.
AR Rahman, the academy award-winner composes the songs and background score for the movie. Ravi Varman is the director of photography. Sreekar Prasad handles the editing. Ponniyin Selvan is jointly bankrolled by Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.