Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan, which is his dream project, does have a big star cast. The movie has Karthi, Jayam Ravi and Vikram playing the three main characters. Now the news is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has joined the star cast. The actress in an interview confirmed the news saying, “Though Mani hasn’t officially confirmed yet, the word is out so yes I’m working with him. I’m more than thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed to work with my guru.”
Sources also say that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play dual roles. The rest of the cast and budget finalization is in the process.
Mani Ratnam is currently busy with the pre-production work and the film is expected to go on floors in 2020. Mani Ratnam is in talks with Jio Studios to bankroll the film. This magnum opus is an adaptation of Kalki’s novel Ponniyin Selvan.