Reason why Ilayathalapathy- Mani Ratnam Ponniyin Selvan was Dropped ?
The Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is currently busy shooting for “Kaatru Veliyidai” featuring the versatile actor Karthi in the lead role while the beauty Aditi Rao Hydari is pairing opposite to Karthi for the first time in this film. The Mozart of Madras AR Rahman is composing music for the film.
The legendary director Mani Ratnam a few years back planned to film the epic historical novel “Ponniyin Selvan” written by late writer Kalki. It was widely speculated that Ilayathalapathy would play the lead role in this film. However, the project was dropped due to various reasons. Now Jeya Mohan, the script writer of the film revealed that the ambitious project was dropped because the crew could not get permission to shoot in any temple across Tamil Nadu. Creating sets for the purpose would have costed around Rs.50 crores at that time and hence the project was dropped due to its non-feasibility.