Ponniyin Selvan title poster unveiled, lyricist’s name not mentioned in crew
Ponniyin Selvan’s title poster shows a sword with a golden hilt. It bears the emblem of the Chola kingdom along with the words ‘Beginning of the Golden Era’. See it here.Updated: Jan 03, 2020 09:27 IST
The title poster of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, which is currently on the floors in Thailand, was unveiled on Thursday. The poster features a sword with a golden hilt and it bears the emblem of the Chola kingdom along with the words ‘Beginning of the Golden Era’.
The poster features names of the all the key crew members; however, there’s no mention of the lyricist. A few months ago when reports emerged that Vairamuthu has been signed for Ponniyin Selvan, netizens took to Twitter to question Mani Ratnam on his ethics to sign the veteran lyricist after being accused of sexual harassment by singer Chinmayi.
Are you ready to witness the beginning of the golden era on the big screen? 👑⚔ #PonniyinSelvan— Madras Talkies (@MadrasTalkies_) January 2, 2020
Shooting in progress 🎥#Kalki #ManiRatnam @LycaProductions @arrahman #RaviVarman @sreekar_prasad #ThottaTharani #Jeyamohan @ShamKaushal @ekalakhani @BrindhaGopal1 @bagapath pic.twitter.com/KNaQTX15Rb
While the makers and Ratnam are still silent over inclusion of Vairamuthu in the project, recent reports suggest that the award-winning lyricist is no longer part of the project. No wonder the makers have not mentioned the lyricist in the poster.
As per the poster, AR Rahman will composer music, Ravi Varman for cinematography, Sreekar Prasad for editing, Thota Tharani for production design and writer Jeyamohan for dialogues.
Sharing credits for screenplay along with Mani Ratnam is Kumaravel. Eka Lakhani will take care of costumes while Vikram Gaikwad is in charge of the makeup. Brinda has been roped in for choreography while Sham Kaushal will take care of action direction. The film is being jointly produced by Mani Ratnam and Lyca Productions. Siva Ananth is the film’s executive producer.
Ponniyin Selvan went on the floors last week in Thailand in December where the first schedule will be filmed for over 90 days.
Actors Karthi, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi are currently part of the first schedule. The cast so far includes Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Vikram Prabhu, Amitabh Bachchan, Mohan Babu and Aishwarya Rai among others.
Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has already confirmed that she is part of the project, will be seen playing dual roles in the highly anticipated project, according to trusted sources.
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