Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan has been dropped and an announcement regarding this was made sometime ago. This gave rise to a lot of rumors about his next project. While there was a buzz that Mani is considering to introduce Gautham, son of Karthik to filmdom through his next film, there was also a talk that Arya may be considered for the lead role. Some reports also suggested that Arya and Gautham could share the screen space.
But sources close to Mani Ratnam have now said that Arya is not in the race for playing any kind of role in the director’s next as of now. It is just rumors that Arya would be joining the Mani camp.