For the past few weeks it is being reported that Mani Ratnam is going to start is next film and Maheshbabu will be the hero of the film. It was also said that the director has approached Nagarjuna another Tollywood superstar and former miss world Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to star in the film.
Now we hear that Mani is going to begin the film with Maheshbabu and Nagarjuna playing the lead roles and the story will be on the lines of the director's 1991 super hit film Thalapathy which had Superstar Rajnilanth and Malayalam star Mammotty playing the lead roles.
The heroines of this yet to be titled film are also reportedly finalized. What we hear is that Aishwarya Rai, who was introduced to film industry by the Mani Ratnam, is all set to make a comeback with this film after taking a big gap for maternity. Kamalhassan's daughter Sruthi Hassan will be another heroine and this will be her first film with the veteran director.
However we can no be sure of these developments unless e receive a confirmation from Madras Talkies, the Production Company owned by Mani Ratnam.