Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan requires a whopping Rs. 100 crores!

Ace director Mani Ratnam's proposed Tamil-Telugu bilingual period drama (titled Ponniyin Selvan in Tamil and tentatively titled Veerudu in Telugu), starring Mahesh Babu and Tamil heroes Vijay, Arya and Anushka, has been reportedly shelved.

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According to sources, the film has been put on hold due problems in finding the funds. The film requires a whopping Rs. 100 crores, it is said.

After the financial failure of Raavan (Raavanan in Tamil), which was also made with a huge budget, corporate houses are showing no interest in spending huge amounts on a risky subject like Ponniyin Selvan, it is heard.