Mani Ratnam plans a biggie

Close on the heels of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is planning a big venture.

Buzz is that he is planning to revive his dream project – Ponniyin Selvan.

To be bankrolled by Lyca Productions, Mani Ratnam is planning to cast Vikram, Jayam Ravi and Vijay Sethupathi in it. He has reportedly approached Simbu to play a crucial role.

Remember a coupe of years ago Mani Ratnam had planned to come out with Ponniyin Selvan and had chosen Vijay, Vikram and Mahesh Babu for lead roles. But it was dropped due to various reasons.

This time around, he is confident of pulling it off. Music for this movie will be by his favourite A R Rahman.

M BHARAT KUMAR