Ponniyin Selvan is the dream project of
Mani Ratnam, who had been basking in the success of his previous film,
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, a multi-starrer. To play in Ponniyin Selvan, the maverick director had approached,
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, “
Amala Paul and
Mohan Babu. The latest star, who has been approached is
Aadhi Pinisetty. The film team hadn’t yet announced the cast. “
A R Rahman” might compose the music.
Aadhi will be seen next with
Hansika Motwani in “
Partner” and a film with Keerthy Suresh, directed by Nagesh Kuknoor. After completing the cast selection, the shooting will start next January and the film would hit the screens, at the end of the year. If the cast is confirmed, it will be the first Mani Ratnam film for Amitabh, Keerthy, Ravi, Amala Paul, Aadhi and Mohan Babu. The rest of the stars have already worked with him.