Aftter completing the first schedule of his magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ in Thailand, Mani Ratnam has started shooting for the second in Puducherry.
According to sources, a grand palace set has been erected for the second schedule and Jayam Ravi has joined the team. Sources inform that the ace director is planning to complete the entire shoot of the film this year. The film is based on a legendary novel by Kalki.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vikram Prabhu, Prabhu, Sarathkumar, Lal, Rahman, and Kishore among others play key roles in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, bankrolled by Lyca Productions. The film has musical score by Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman.
Ravi Varman is cranking the camera for the film, while Jeyamohan has penned the dialogues. Ilango Kumaravel has done the additional screenplay along with Mani Ratnam. Thotta Tharani and Wasiq Khan are the production designers. After ‘Iruvar’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Raavanan’, Mani Ratnam has once again roped in Aishwarya Rai for ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.