Mani Ratnam has shared his only concern about filming Ponninyin Selvan I during the pandemic was that the actors would gain weight.
Mani Ratnam has spoken candidly about the experience of filming his next movie, Ponninyin Selvan, during the coronavirus outbreak as he gears up for its release. The director insisted that the pandemic could not be used as a justification for producing subpar movies and insisted that it had no impact on his magnum opus. But because of the pandemic, he did have one worry about the movie. Also Read| Mani Ratnam’s “scolding” of Aishwarya Rai and Trisha Krishnan on the PS I sets.
Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala, and Aishwarya Lekshmi are among the actors who appear in Ponniyin Selvan I. It also has Aishwarya Rai, who makes her return to Tamil cinema after a decade, in two roles. Mani Ratnam has stated that he routinely checked on the cast to make sure it didn’t happen since he was worried that they might become careless during the pandemic and put on weight.
Mani Ratnam said, “The one thing I was concerned about during the pandemic was that the actors shouldn’t put on weight. If it weren’t for the pandemic, I don’t think I could have created the movie any better. I continued to text the actors to control them. ” “Hello, Trisha, how are you?” I would say I can’t, however, use the epidemic as an alibi. Nobody was spared from the pandemic, not even myself.
It’s not at all an argument to suggest that I could have made a better movie if it weren’t for the pandemic, he continued. Delivering despite all obstacles is our responsibility. I can’t go into the theatre after the movie opens and announce to everyone that “The epidemic is the reason the film is on the way.”
On September 30, Ponniyin Selvan I, a Madras Talkies production, will debut in Tamil and dubbed versions in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam. The titular novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy serves as the basis for the historical drama.