Amitabh Bachchan, Trisha in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan?

The cast of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is getting stronger each passing day. Now the latest update is that Trisha and Amitabh Bachchan are a part of the film.

So far both Trisha and Amitabh have not officially announced their presence in Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan. Popular Malayalam actor Lal has also revealed that the film will be made in two parts.

Mani Ratnam and the crew were recently spotted in Thailand for a recce. The film is likely to go on floors early next year. It is said Trisha has been roped in to play one of the lead roles in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan.

Recently Lal took to Instagram to share his unbounded happiness for being included in the multi-star cast project. “In my entire acting career, Maniratnam sir is the only person, to whom I have asked for an opportunity.

As I knew Suhasini, I asked for a chance to act in Maniratnam sir’s movie. It was years ago. While Maniratnam sir was shooting for ‘Kadal’, he called me and offered me a role in the movie.

Unfortunately due to other prior committed projects, I couldn’t take up the offer. And now the dream is going to come true. I am essaying an old warrior in his next. I will be taking horse riding classes for the role. Once a dream, now a reality! A Mani Ratnam movie. #tamilcinema #maniratnam #ponniyinselvan,” he said.

The shoot of Ponniyin Selvan will begin next month in Thailand. To be produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, the film also boasts an ensemble of actors including Vikram, Karthi, ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Aishwarya Rai, Keerthy Suresh, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prabhu, Mohan Babu, and Ashwin.

Most of the actors have already started prepping for the project. For instance, actor Parthiban is growing his beard while Vikram is growing his hair for this project. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has already confirmed that she is part of the project, is likely to be seen playing dual roles in the highly anticipated project.