Renowned director Mani Ratnam is busy filming his passion project, Ponniyan Selvan. A historical drama about the great Chola kings, the movie has a huge ensemble cast of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Karthi, Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, and Aishwarya Rajesh.
The multi-lingual film’s shoot is underway in Hyderabad.
The latest buzz is that streaming giant Netflix has offered Mani Ratnam, who is also producing the movie, a tempting offer to bag its direct digital rights. If Mani Ratnam agrees to this deal, he will not have to worry about its fate at the theaters and will be in profits. But if he wants to release it in theaters first, then the deal might not be materialized.
We have to see how Mani Ratnam responds to this offer. Netflix has been snapping high-profile passion projects by the Hollywood and international auteurs.