Oneindia had earlier reported that Mahesh Babu was being considered by Mani Ratnam for his historical film. Now, it is confirmed that the actor has agreed to be part of the film.
Mahesh Babu met Mani Ratnam on Sunday at his residence in Chennai and discussed about the script. The overwhelmed actor after meeting the director Tweeted, “My dream is comin true finally..I will be working in a Mani Ratham film.1of d happiest days of my life:)."
According to sources, actors Vijay or Vikram will be playing the main lead in the film. It was recently reported that the former has signed to play the role of Vandiyathevan, a prince from the Bana dynasty. But the makers of the film are yet to make it official.
The movie is the screen-adaptation of the Tamil historical novel 'Ponniyin Selvan', which was written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. Ilaiyaraaja will be scoring the music and it will be produced by Sun Pictures.