There were rumours that the ace director has moved on to another project. However, Madras Talkies refuted them and said that the project was on track
When we contacted Siva Ananth of Madras Talkies, the executive producer of Ponniyin Selvan, said, “These are baseless rumours. Ponniyin Selvan has not been not scrapped. The project has the call sheet of all the stars. We are going for the shoot post lockdown with necessary safety measures. Any rumours around Mani sir moving on from Ponniyin Selvan should be ruled out.”
The film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s periodbased fictional novel of the same name and is being made in two parts. While Aishwarya Rai is said to be playing a dual role in the film, the ensemble cast also includes Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Sobhita Dhulipala and Aishwarya Lekshmi.