Why not Malaysia!!
Mani Ratnam’s upcoming magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, which has been in production for close to two years, will finally go on the floors in November and major portions are expected to be wrapped up by March 2020.
The cast so far includes Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Keerthy Suresh, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amala Paul, Parthiban and Jyothika, among others. Apparently, most of the actors have already started prepping for the project.
Mani Ratnam has finalised locations in Tamil Nadu and Thailand, where most of the shooting will happen with over 500 extras.
Lyca Productions, which had previously released Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, is expected to bankroll the project, though an official announcement has not been made. Apparently, buoyed by the success of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Lyca has agreed to come on board to fund Ratnam’s dream project. A source close to Ratnam had said:
“The team is waiting for the official nod from Vijay Sethupathi on his dates. Once he gives his nod, an official announcement can be expected.”
More updates to follow!
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