The shooting of Mani Ratnam’s dream project “Ponniyin Selvan” is advancing in full swing. The team of the upcoming film had been shooting in Puducherry, following which they moved on to Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh for the next schedule.
Now, in a tweet, actor Karthi confirmed for the first time that he is playing the role of Vandhiyathevan in the period drama. A day ago, his co-star Jayam Ravi shared on twitter that he wrapped his portions for the film.
Replying to his tweet, Karthi called him ‘Ilavarase’ (Prince in English). He also revealed he is playing the role of Vandhiyathevan.
நீங்கள் அதற்குள் விடைபெற்றுக்கொள்ள முடியாது! நீங்கள் சோழ நாட்டிற்கு செய்ய வேண்டிய பணிகள் நிறைய உள்ளது
இன்னும் 6 நாட்களில் வடக்கில் வேலைகளை முடித்துவிட்டு தென் மண்டலம் வந்தடைவோம். – வந்தியத்தேவன்
Karthi’s tweet is translated as, “Prince @actor_jayamravi, you cannot bid goodbye so soon! You have a lot to do for the Chola Dynasty. In six days, we will finish work in the North and head back to the South – Vandhiyathevan.”
Karthi revealed that he is playing in Ponniyin Selvan. Vandhiyathevan is a trusted aide and friend of Adithya Karikalan (played by Chiyaan Vikram). He is often considered a spy. Jayam Ravi plays the role of Arulmozhi Varman, who is fondly called Ponniyin Selvan.
Karthi, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prakash Raj , Jayaram, Prabhu, Nizhalgal Ravi, Ashwin Kakkamanu, Riaz Khan, Sarathkumar, Parthiban,Vikram Prabhu and the rest of the movie team have been shooting for the ongoing schedule of Ponniyin Selvan in Madhya Pradesh. Recently, a photo of Aishwarya Rai dressed as Nandini was leaked online. The celebrated director Mani Ratnam imposed more strict protocols in the shoot.
Produced by Madras Talkies in association with Lyca Productions, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ music is composed by AR Rahman, while the cinematography is handled by Ravivarman. The dialogues are written by Jayamohan, with Thotta Tharani and Wasiq Khan as the production designers. Brinda is the choreographer. The first part of ‘Ponniyin Selvan – PS1’ is expected to release at the beginning of 2022 followed by ‘PS2’ by the end.