Mani Ratnam is busy with the groundwork of Ponniyin Selvan as he wants to commence the shooting very soon. The ace director is finalizing the actors for important roles and there are rumors that he has Vijay on board already.
The latest about Ponniyin Selvan is that Mani is planning to rope in Sathyaraj for a very important role. Our enquiries in Kollywood revealed that the veteran actor is being considered to play the role of Buddha Bikku, the Sri Lankan ascetic. It is a very significant character in Ponniyin Selvan and Mani feels that only Sathyaraj can essay this role perfectly.