Maniratnam is making sure that his upcoming movie ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ doesn’t go wrong at any places. Unlike his previous movies, it’s gonna be a direct adaptation of the novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ authored by Kalki. With the preproduction works close on the heels of completion, the filmmaker has reportedly confirmed Vijay, Mahesh Babu & Aarya for the lead roles. Initially Vikram and Vishal were supposed to perform lead roles alongside Vijay are now replaced by Mahesh Babu and Aarya.
Closer Sources have confirmed that all the three actors Vijay, Aarya and Mahesh Babu have been confirmed and yet final level of discussions are to be done as it involves scheduling of call sheets. Additionally, it is Anushka getting into the project now and couple of other considerations for other actresses is going on.
How Vikram lost ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ to Aarya?
It looks like ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram isn’t distressed over losing the offer of Manirathnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. According to the sources, the actor called off the shooting for his untitled film with Vijay once he got a call from Manirathnam’s office. But on his arrival, Manirathnam didn’t reveal much about Vikram’s role and the actor seemed to have felt his characterization to be of little importance when compared with Vijay and Mahesh Babu. Gradually he lost his interest over this project and that gave a space for Aarya.
It seems that Aarya voluntarily approached Manirathnam and expressed his desire to perform the role irrespective of its prominence.
Final Result? He’s into Manirathnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.