The shoot of Mani Ratnam directorial Ponniyin Selvan is going on at a quick pace. Insiders have been sharing progress updates, photos and videos of the ongoing project on the internet. Reports also say that the makers have completed 70 per cent shoot of the big project and actor Chiyaan Vikram is likely to join the shoot soon. The makers of the film have however refused to update the media on the shooting progress. But, it is believed that an official announcement on the same will be made soon.
As per sources, Vikram has been working on Cobra the shooting of which is likely to be wrapped up in the next 30 – 35 days. The makers of the film have decided to travel abroad to complete the final leap. Vikram has decided to utilise the time and work in Ponniyin Selvan. Fans believe that the actor will be seen as the Chola King Adithya Karikaalan,
Other than Vikram, the film will star Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. Ponniyin Selvan is based on a Tamil novel that goes by the same name written by Kalki. Jayaram, Lal, Mohan Raman, Riyaz Khan, Vijayakumar will be seen playing significant roles. The music will be given by maestro AR Rahman. The film, which is a historical drama, will be bankrolled by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions jointly.