Senior Filmmaker, Mani Ratnam is currently working on his next project which is reportedly a historical drama based on Ponniyin Selvan, a Tamil novel by writer Kalki, which traces the life of the great Chola emperor Arulmozhi Varman. Mani Ratnam often termed this Project as his Dream Project.
The movie shooting got stalled due to the Lockdown. The makers are planning the next schedule from July. A one-month long schedule is planned in Pondicherry. Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, and Karthi will participate in this schedule. Elaborate arrangements are being made to keep the cast and crew safe in the shoot.
The film marks Aishwarya and Mani’s union 10 years after their film Raavan, which also starred the actor’s husband Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram. The movie was planned to be shot extensively in the forests of Thailand but Coronavirus Outbreak may force a change.