There is truth in the news that Maniratnam is working on the film version of the classic novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan‘ and three top leading actors will feature in the main cast. Buzz was also there saying Vijay, Vishal and Vikram would be playing the main three roles.
But there has been no official announcement on the multi-crore project yet like when will be it begin, who the producer is, who are the big actors signed etc. More over if you analyses the current going of those involved, you would want answers to many questions.
Vishal has given his dates for three films at a stretch. His film with Prabhu Deva has just started. Vikram is highly indecisive these days. Vijay will start ‘Pagalavan‘ immediately after ‘Velayudham’. Then there is his film with ‘Kalavani’ director Sargunam.
With two of the proposed top actors having continuous projects in hand when will this new film start is the question on top of everyone’s mind. More over Maniratnam has signed Telugu super star Mahesh Babu for a bilingual film which is soon to start.
But sources also say that whatever conditions may be prevailing, the filming of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ will start soon and Vijay will be there in it. They also say Vijay ca be seen these days with a bound volume of the novel and he spends a lot of time reading it. So, the game is still on.