Mani Ratnam’s Ravanan received mixed reviews from critics and the Hindi version Raavan bombed at the box office. So he is taking no chances with his next venture, Ponniyin Selvan. Only the best will be approved by Mani in terms of cast and crew and he has even roped in prolific writer Jayamohan to help in the script department.
Since Ponniyin Selvan is going to be a mega – budget epic adventure, he has turned to Kamal Hassan for advice as the latter has some experience in the same genre since he worked on Marudhanayagam. The director wished to obtain a few hundred horses for the shoot and Kamal suggested he get them from France as he himself used well–trained horses from the same place.
Kamal also recommended two more writers- Kavizhar Puviarasu and R. Murugan to the director to help with the script and Mani Ratnam was grateful for the timely help from a fellow genius.