Vikram & Sobhita D join Aishwarya Rai in Mani Ratnam's Next
Mani Ratnam shared his plan of adapting Kalkli Krishnamurthy's fictional historic novel, Ponniyin Selvan, in 1994. After being in the lurch for a plethora of reasons, the novel will finally see itself translated to the film. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sobhita Dhulipala will be seen in major roles. Actors for the Southern cinema have been roped in to play major roles, too. They include Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi.
Mumbai Mirror reports that the shooting of the film, which is named after the novel, commenced last year on 11 December in Thailand.