Filmmaker Mani Ratnam, in 1994 spoke about adapting Kalki Krishnamurthy’s fictional historical novel Ponniyin Delvan into a full fledged film. But after considering kany factors, the movie had been on hold all these years.
However, last December, the movie went on the floors in Thailand. It has actors from South and Bollywood industry.
We will see Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi playing the pivotal roles in the movie. Sobhita Dhulipala is also roped in to play the pivotal role of a princess who is a master of the Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam.
The film is a multilingual project and will be released simultaneously in all major Indian languages.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be portraying the antagonist Nandini, a woman hungry for power who plots the downfall of the Cholas through her manipulations of her husband, Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar. On the other hand, Vikram is reportedly playing the role of prince Aditya Karikalan and it is said that Aishwarya has most of her scenes with the actor.
Before this movie, Vikram and Aishwarya were seen together in Raavan, which was also a Mani Ratnam’s movie.
The film will be released in two parts, with the first one releasing in 2021.