Actor R Parthiban OPTS OUT of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan; Here's Why

After Anusjka Shetty, actor Parthiban opted out of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan citing to other commitments.
Actor R Parthiban OPTS OUT of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan; Here's Why
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In a disappointing news to the fans of Kalki’s Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan, actor Radhakrishnan Parthiban has opted out of the film based on the novel citing to commitment in other projects. The actor confirmed the news to Galatta Media stating that he opted out due to date issues. Ace director Mani Ratnam is directing the movie, which goes by the same name as the novel. Produced by Lyca in association with Madras Talkies, the movie has other megastars onboard including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Jyothika, Lal, Keerthi Suresh, Trisha among the others.

It is to be noted that south star Anushka Shetty, too opted out of the film due to unknown reasons. While some say that she opted out due to the presence of a crew member whose name was mentioned during the #Metoo movement, she has not made any statements about the same. Malayalam actor Lal took to Instagram and confirmed his role in the movie. He stated that he would be playing the role of a warrior in the film. He also stated that he was happy to be a part of the Mani Ratnam directorial, revealing that he missed opportunity to work with the director in the movie ‘Kadal’ due to commitment in another movie.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The movie is set to go on floor in December six months after the pre-production process started. It is being said that the film will be shot mostly in the forests of Thailand. There were reports which suggested that the movie will be released in two parts. Mani Ratnam, Siva Ananth, Elango Kumaravel and Jeya Mohan have penned the screenplay for the movie.

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