Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh on board for Mani Ratnam's next
There are also reports that the project will also star the Telugu actor Nani.
Actress Jyothika, who awaits the release of her Tamil film Magalir Mattum will team up with filmmaker Mani Ratnam next for a yet-untitled bilingual multi-starrer project.In a media interaction ahead of the release of Magalir Mattum, Jyothika confirmed signing Ratnam's film.
"After Naachiyar, my next film will be with Mani Ratnam sir. I have taken the permission to announce but I can't divulge more information at this moment," Jyothika said. Mani Ratnam's project is also rumoured to star Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil.
Having made a strong comeback to acting with 2015 Tamil drama 36 Vayadhinile, Jyothika will be seen playing a documentary filmmaker in Magalir Mattum, a film about women empowerment. In Bala's Naachiyar she plays a police officer.
Actress Aishwarya Rajesh, whose latest film Daddy hit the screens today, has also signed up for the project. The actress says she is thrilled to play one of the leading ladies in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project.
An elated Aishwarya stated, "I'm thrilled. It's been my long time desire to work with Mani sir. I play one of the leads but I don't know with whom I will be paired yet." The project, slated to go on the floors later this year.
Although the makers haven't made any announcement regarding the male protagonists yet, it is rumoured that the project will also star Telugu actor Nani. Aishwarya has an excellent line up of films including Vetrimaaran Vada Chennai and Gautham Menon's Dhruva Natchathiram.