The latest update about Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is that actor Riyaz Khan, who was part of Thailand schedule of the movie, has joined the shooting again in Hyderabad.
Riaz Khan who is playing an important role in the movie, has updated on his social networking page that he has arrived at Hyderabad for the shoot, and this schedule will happen in Ramoji Film City.
Meanwhile, Trisha is currently preparing for her role in Ponniyin Selvan by reading the five-volume novel written by Kalki. The actress posted the English version of the novel on her Instagram stories and hinted about her preparation for the magnum opus.
Buzz is that Trisha’s role in the film is Kundhavai, the bold and daring Chola princess and as per the novel, she is the elder sister to ‘Jayam’ Ravi and paired opposite Karthi. But we have to wait and see whether Mani has offered her the role of Kundhavai or some other character.
The makers of the film had originally decided to shoot the movie overseas but due to date issues, they are planning to shoot some of the minor sequences in Chennai and Pondicherry.
The first schedule of the film was held in Thailand with the presence of ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Karthi, Vikram, Vikram Prabhu, and Jayaram.Ponniyin Selvan also has Trisha, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Lal, Sarathkumar, Ashwin and Mohan Raman in the pipeline.
After a short break, during which time he finalised a few other supporting actors and other production details, he’s resumed the next schedule. Jayam Ravi and a few junior artistes will be shooting near the beaches in Pondicherry for another six days.
The film is produced by Lyca Productions and stars an ensemble cast including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi in key roles. The film will is an adaptation of the Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan by Amarar Kalki.