One of the finest novels in Tamil literature, Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan, is being made into a film by director Mani Ratnam.
It was always known that the film will be a magnum opus and will feature all the big names of the Tamil film industry. Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Sathyaraj, Aishwarya Rai, Parthipan, Atharva, Anushka Shetty, Rashi Khanna and Nasser are some of those who will be a part of the huge project.
Now, sources in the industry have more or less confirmed the roles that each star would be playing in the film.
It was already known that Karthi has been signed on to play the central character of Vanthiya Thevan, while Jayam Ravi is to play Arulmozhi Varman and Nayanthara is to play the beautiful Poonkuzhali.
Now, sources say Vikram will play the Chola King Adithya Karikalan while Keerthy Suresh will play Kundhavai. Aishwarya Rai is to play Nandhini and Sathyaraj will play Pazhuvetaraaiyar.
Parthepan will play Periya Pazhuvetaraaiyar and Sarathkumar will play Sundara Cholan.
Young actor Atharvaa will play Raja Rajan and Raashi Khanna is to play Vaanathi.
The unit is to begin shooting for the film, which is to have music by A R Rahman, in December this year.