The Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that Sun Pictures are going to produce Mani Ratnam’s next project in Tamil Kalki’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, a period drama!
It is said to be a big budget extravaganza which industry sources say would cost a whopping Rs 200 Crore plus. Jayamohan is said to be penning the dialogues, which would be a full fledged adaptation of the novel. There are strong rumours that Ilayaraja may team up again with Mani.
Ponniyin Selvan, is a fictionalised account of Chola King RajaRaja 1 and one of the greatest works of Tamil literature, penned by arguably the most celebrated writer, Kalki. The star cast and other details are being worked out on the film which is in pre-production.