Jayaram confirms being part of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan
The big-budget historical is expected to go on floors early next year
Mani Ratnam's dream project, the Ponniyin Selvan adaptation is getting bigger with every passing day. While it was confirmed that Vikram, Parthiban and Aishwarya Rai were part of the project, names like Jayam Ravi, Anushka, Karthi, Keerthy Suresh, Amitabh Bachchan, and Amala Paul have been speculated to be part of this period film.
Actor Jayaram, who was recently seen in Marconi Mathai, is the latest name to be connected to the film, which is expected to go on floors early next year. Jayaram himself has confirmed his presence in an interview with a Malayalam channel
Meanwhile, Mayaanadhi-fame Aishwarya Lekshmi is also linked to the project, which is based on Kalki's celebrated Tamil novel of the same name.
Mani Ratnam's follow-up to Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is likely to be produced by Reliance Entertainment. The screenplay is being written by actor-writer Elango Kumaravel, who has adapted a number of historical novels into stage plays.