It is a widely-known fact that Nani was Mani Ratnam’s first choice to play STR’s role in Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
However, the actor couldn’t sign the film due to date clash and moved on to do Jersey in Telugu. We hear that Nani has been approached yet again to play a crucial role in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan that already has Vikram, Jayam Ravi and Vijay Sethupathi on board and will be bankrolled by Lyca Productions.
A source in the know of things told DTNext, “It is not confirmed whether Nani is officially on board for the film. We will get to know about the cast and crew of the film officially in the coming months.” Mani Ratnam’s dream project Ponniyin Selvan is likely to go on floors from April this year.