The latest buzz on Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is that Mani has roped in Jayam Ravi’s little son Aarav Ravi for a crucial role. Aarav’s screen debut in the sci-fi thriller space movie Tik Tik Tik alongside his dad had won him critical acclaim from all. The film has an ensemble cast of Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Keerthi Suresh, Amitabh, Mohan Babu, Ashwin Kakamanu and the list goes on.
It is learnt the team is planning to fly to Thailand a week before the film starts rolling on December 12. The set of a palace has been put up in a forest in Thailand. A source in the know reveals that since the story commands vast areas of lush green, water bodies and massive open spaces to construct lavish sets, Thailand was chosen as the main location. Also, it is earlier to get necessary permissions and clearances there to use herds of horses and elephants, which the historical story commands, the source adds.