If sources are to be believed, Nayanthara is the new addition in the cast of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. As already reported, the film will have Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandhini and Chiyaan Vikram as Aditya Karikalan. Vijay was approached for the central character of Vanthiyathevan, but there seems to be a change now. Karthi worked in Mani’s Kaattru Veliyidai and since the director is also his mentor, he has agreed to be part of the historical drama.
If all goes well, Nayan will be seen in Poongkuzhali’s character as the wife of Madhuranthaka Utthama Chozha. She is a boat woman in the novel and a daring personality and her character brings a lot of twists and turns to the plot.
Nandhini’s character of a mysterious and attractive seductress is also the most important one in PS. Jayam Ravi has been approached for Arulmozhi Varman and Keerthy Suresh for Kunthavai Naachiyaar. Amitabh Bachchan might also be roped in for the Sundara Chozhar character.
Lyca Productions is to bankroll the big budget bonanza in multiple languages with AR Rahman composing the music....