I wanted to act…
I also wanted to be a part of the movie ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. I asked Mani Ratnam to give me the role of Periya Paluvettaraiyar. I was supposed to do a cameo. Mani Ratnam asked, ‘Have you decided to scold me from your fans?’ If it was anyone else, they would have accepted what I asked and left. But Mani did not do that. That’s Mani Ratnam…’ praised Rajinikanth. By the way, R played the role of Periya Paluvettaraiyar in the movie ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. Sarathkumar has done.
Kamal should play the role of Arulmoli Varman
Talking about the roles of this film, Rajinikanth said, ‘When I first read this story, I thought it would be good if Kamal played the role of Arulmoli Varman. I thought it would be good if Sridevi played the role of Kundavai, Vijaykanth played the role of Aditya Karikalan and Sathyaraj played the role of Paluvettaraiyar. J. who once gave an interview in a magazine. Jayalalithaa said that Rajinikanth’s role as Vandyadevan would be good. I was very happy then. Then I read that book. Then I went to Kalki’s house and bowed at her feet. What a wonderful story! ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is not just Arunmouli Varman but also Nandini. Even Ponniyin Selvi.. what characters! No one can write such characters now. That character was the inspiration for the role of Neelambari played by Ramyakrishna in the movie Sothappa, said Rajinikanth.
Who played which role?
Vikram is playing the role of Aditya Karikalan in ‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’. Arulmoli Varman (Ponniyin Selvan / Raja Raja Chola) as ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Vallavarayan as Vandyadevan as Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini and Mandakini Devi, Trisha as Kundavai Pirathiyar, Prakash Raj as Sundara Chola.
The movie ‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’ is based on the historical book ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. This film is the life story of King Raja Chola who ruled South India in the 9th century. The film has been made on a budget of around 500 crore rupees. This movie will be released in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam languages and has been painted by many experienced artists.
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