The actor took to social media to post a hearty tweet about their characters, confirming their roles in the historical action-drama
The shooting for the magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan is going on in full swing since day 1 of the filming. where Karthi has been working with the movie’s team for two years. Earlier, news regarding the entire cast’s characters in the movie was leaked that mentioned Karthi and Jayam Ravi are portraying the roles of Vandhiyathevan and Arulmozhi Varman respectively. And now his recent tweet confirms the same. Karthi will be seen playing the role of the Chola empire’s chieftain.
இளவரசே @actor_jayamravi நீங்கள் அதற்குள் விடைபெற்றுக்கொள்ள முடியாது! நீங்கள் சோழ நாட்டிற்கு செய்ய வேண்டிய பணிகள் நிறைய உள்ளது 😁— Actor Karthi (@Karthi_Offl) August 25, 2021
இன்னும் 6 நாட்களில் வடக்கில் வேலைகளை முடித்துவிட்டு தென் மண்டலம் வந்தடைவோம்.
#PS #PonniyinSelvan https://t.co/04wAQG9K8G
Jayam Ravi took to social media the previous day to announce wrapping up his portion for Mani Ratnam’s epic period drama with an inspiring quote. He also expressed his gratitude to the director and shared the experience he had on the sets of the movie. He ended his tweet by writing, “Yours forever, PS” that confirms that he is playing the character of Arulmozhi Varman, who’s also called Ponniyin Selvan.
It’s a wrap for not one but two movies. Heavy heart but onto other new beginnings with special blessings from my mother today. Happy birthday Ma ❤️— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) August 25, 2021
Funnily replying to his tweet, Karthi mentioned their characters’ are yet to complete their work for the Chola dynasty and that he cannot bid goodbye. He addressed the actor as Ilavarase (Prince), further confirming his character.
Thank you for your blessings, your humour, your caring nature and above all for believing in me sir. I will truly miss being on set with you and look forward to the day to work with you again. Yours forever, PS.— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) August 25, 2021
He also mentioned completing work in north India in six days. This could imply their shooting process that is currently taking place in Madhya Pradesh.
They say leadership and learning is indispensable to each other. To watch you lead this magnum opus with utmost precision whilst imparting so much knowledge around has been an experience of a lifetime sir. ** Contd— Jayam Ravi (@actor_jayamravi) August 25, 2021
The film will also star Vikram who will be playing Vandhiyathevan, a trusted aide and a friend of Adithya Karikalan.
Ponniyin Selvan is an epic period novel of the same name, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The story is set during the time of the Chola empire's reign and sheds light on the lives of its kings and queens. The first part of the upcoming magnum opus is scheduled to have a theatrical release next year.