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After the ensemble gangster epic Chekka Chivandha Vaanam, went on to be a critical and commercial success., ace director Mani Ratnam is currently busy with the shooting of his dream project 'Ponniyin Selvan', the silver screen adaptation of the five-part Tamil novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. 

Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan and Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami's Thalaivi are shot at Pondicherry

Produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, the second schedule of the film has started recently in Pondi'cherry', after the first-schedule in Thailand. The film has a star cast that includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Sarathkumar, Ashwin Kakumanu, Lal, Riyaz Khan, Arjun Chidambaram, Mohan Raman amongst others in prominent roles.  

While this grandeur project is being canned, another much-anticipated team is also shooting at the same union territory. AL Vijay's Thalaivi starring Kangana Ranaut and Arvind Swami in the lead roles is also being shot there. Kangana's team made an official update on the same in their Instagram handle. Check it out, below:


A book lover never misses a chance to read. #KanganaRanaut was seen today, shopping for her reading list during her free day in Pondicherry. She is in the city for the shoot of #Thalaivi.

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Thalaivi is based on the life story of Former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Bankrolled by Vishnu Induri and Shaailesh R. Singh, the movie will be a multi-lingual project, that will feature GV Prakash's music. The recent glimpse of Arvind Swami as MGR went viral on the internet. 

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