The Mollywood actor joined the team of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan in Pondicherry recently
Almost 31 years after collaborating with master auteur Mani Ratnam in Anjali, Babu Antony and the filmmaker will be working together in the latter’s magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan. The Malayalam actor recently joined the sets of the team in Pondicherry and was welcomed with open arms by the younger cast members.
Babu shared a post on his social media page of how Karthi and Vikram welcomed him on the sets. Karthi “came running” and introduced himself as a huge fan of Babu since his childhood, remarked the veteran action star, adding that it was a huge compliment to him.
The Malayalam star also said that he and Vikram caught up after a long time on the sets of the film and had a “great chat”. He also mentioned how it was a “great pleasure” meeting Mani Ratnam, years after filming Anjali.
Babu also had words of praise for the two actors. “All these gentlemen are so humble and down to earth,” he said, adding that he was moved by their words that they grew up watching his movies.
Ponniyin Selvan has a huge star cast including Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Trisha, Prabhu, Venkat Prabhu, Sarathkumar and Sobhita Dhulipala. Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jayaram, Lal and Babu Antony are the additions from the Malayalam film industry.
The magnum opus, based on Kalki Krishnamoorthy’s historical novel, will be released in two parts, with the first one dropping next year in theatres. The makers had announced this by sharing the movie’s first official poster a week ago.
Meanwhile, Babu is also expected to begin work on his multi-lingual action-thriller titled Power Star, which is directed by Omar Lulu and has Hollywood actors such as Louis Mandylor and Robert Parham.