Correspondent – Liyakat Shah
Sobhita Dhulipala will be playing a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming multi-lingual historical film. The movie which is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s fictional historic novel Ponniyin Selvan tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola dynasty during the 10th and 11th century. The film stars actors from the Hindi and South Indian film industry, which includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi. A source revealed that Sobhita, a trained classical dancer, is playing the pivotal role of a princess, who is a master in Bharatanatyam and Kuchupudi. Shooting for the film has already begun. The Thailand schedule was wrapped up in January, while the rest of the movie will be shot on sets in the South as well as real locations across the country through the year. The cast had reportedly many workshops, with Sobhita’s focused to enhance her classical dance techniques. Like the Bahubali franchise, the movie is being made in two parts, with the first one slated to be released in January 2021.