With just a couple of days left to go for the launch of the trailer of the film, the unit of director Mani Ratnam’s much-awaited magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan, on Sunday released the looks of actors Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu, Lal, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Rahman and Jayachitra in the film. Sobhita will be making her debut in Tollywood with the film in which she will play Vanathi. Sharing her look, makers wrote, “Quick-witted, courteous and so much more than what meets the eye! Presenting Sobhita Dhulipala as Vanathi!”
While Prakash Raj plays Sundara Chozhar, Rahman plays Madurantakan and Jayachitra plays Sembiyan Maadevi in the epic film which is based on eminent writer Kalki’s classic work, Ponniyin Selvan. Taking to Twitter, Lyca Productions, which is producing the film along with Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies, said: “Every rose has its thorns. The Emperor, the Queen Mother and the Son who wants it all! Meet Prakash Raj as Sundara Chozhar, Jayachitra as Sembiyan Maadevi and actor Rahman as Madhurantakan!”
Vikram Prabhu will be playing the role of Parthibendran Pallavan. Prabhu will be seen as Periya Velaar and Lal as Malayaman. “Brave. Fierce. Loyal. Friends in need, protectors indeed. Meet @iamvikramprabhu as Parthibendran Pallavan, Prabhu as Periya Velaar and @LalDirector as Malayaman!” read the caption.
The film, whose first part is scheduled to open on September 30, is a brilliant story that revolves around the early life of prince Arulmozhi Varman, who later on went on to be known as the great Raja Raja Chozhan.
Described by Mani Ratnam as his dream project, the film features a galaxy of top stars including actors Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Parthiban, Lal, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prabhu and Prakash Raj. The film will be among the most expensive projects ever undertaken in the country.
-with IANS inputs