Lal to play a warrior in 'Ponniyin Selvan'

Mani Ratnam’s dream project ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is set to begin shortly. Casting and other pre-production works are nearing completion. The director’s own banner Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions are collaborating for this mega budget film’s production.

The cast includes top several top stars from Indian cinema including Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Keerthy Suresh and Trisha.

From Malayalam film industry, Jayaram and Lal are part of the cast. Lal will be playing an aged warrior’s role in the film. For that, he is currently undergoing training in horse riding. Lal himself revealed this in a recent interview. He also added that, Mani Ratnam is the only person in his two decade-long career to whom he has asked for a chance. Lal was earlier offered a role in the director’s 2013 film, ‘Kadal’ but he could not do it in then due to other commitments.