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Chiyaan Vikram With Manirathnam's Ponniyin Selvan Next?

Written By Chiyaan CVF on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 9:49 PM

Mani Rathnam is considering Chiyaan Vikram and Mahesh Babu for lead Roles

After his much acclaimed Raavanan, ace director Mani Ratnam is currently busy with the pre-production works of his next project, based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's popular Tamil historical novel 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

A historic fiction featuring mostly real historical characters and real historical incidents, Ponniyin Selvan narrates the story of Arulmozhivarman, later crowned as Raja Raja Chola, one of the greatest kings in Tamil history.

It is learned that the film is planned with a whopping budget of Rs. 200 crores. As per sources, Kalanidhi Maran of Sun Pictures, who earlier produced Enthiran (Robot) is likely to produce this high budget film. Noted Tamil writer Jayamohan will pen the dialogues.

Mani Ratnam is reportedly considering Tamil superstar Vikram and Telugu actor Mahesh Babu for the lead roles. Music Maestro Illayaraja is composing the music for this historical, romantic, spy thriller film.Cinematographer is likely to be handled by Santosh Sivan.
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