Ace director Mani Ratnam's dream project, Ponniyin Selvan has been shelved. The director has called up the concerned actors and conveyed the news to them and told that their dates would not be required. Sources close to the director said that the movie was shelved because the budget for the project is not financially viable. It can be remembered that plenty of news about this project came out in the past and actors such as Vijay, Vikram, Mahesh Babu, Satyaraj, Anushka were all approached to play various roles in this magnificent period saga.
The team has confirmed the shelving and said that they will not make an official statement about the project being dropped because an official announcement about the project was never made on the first place. All the news that came out were inside information and media speculations. It is saddening to know that the film has been dropped. However, sources close to Mani say that he and Suhasini have already begun the groundwork for their next film.