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Here's why Prasanna is inspired by Vikram's character in Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan

The actor wrote that Chiyaan Vikram was slaying his role of Aditha Karikalan in the magnum opus

Here's why Prasanna is inspired by Vikram's character in Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan
Vikram in a still from Ponniyin Selvan; (right) Prasanna
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Last Updated: 12.56 PM, Sep 22, 2022

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Actor Prasanna seems to be quite excited by Chiyaan Vikram's character in Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: I. Vikram plays the Chola crown prince Aditha Karikalan in the film. Prasanna, today, took to his social media handle, to write that he was quite excited about Vikram's character in the film and that Chiyaan Vikram was slaying his role. He added that he had always wanted to play a role that involved him riding a horse.

Sharing a video clip from the film promo, Prasanna wrote on his social media page, "Since the day I started dreaming of becoming an actor I had a vision of me on a worrior role riding a horse and this is exactly I saw myself. Wish someday the dream will come true. And #ChiyaanVikram is just slaying it (sic)." To which Vikram replied that his dream will come true soon. He wrote, "I know you too will ride that dream some day soon (sic)."

Trisha, who plays princess Kundavai in the film, had also revealed during the audio and trailer launch of the film that she always dreamt of playing a princess and thanked the film's director Mani Ratnam for making her dream come true. Ponniyin Selvan has Vikram as Aditha Karikalan, Trisha as Kundavai, Jayam Ravi as Arunmozhi Varman, Karthi as Vallavarayan Vanthiyathevan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Queen Nandini. 


The film is an adaptation of Kalki's popular literary work of the same name. Ponniyin Selvan has music by AR Rahman, cinematography by Ravi Varman, art direction by Thota Tharrani and editing by Sreekar Prasad. The film will be released in two parts and the first part is gearing up to hit screens on September 30. Ponniyin Selvan is jointly bankrolled by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.

Prasanna, on the other hand, will be seen in Thupparivalan 2 and the web series MAD Company. The series will be released on September 30 on Aha Tamil.

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