Director Mani Ratnam and Chiyaan Vikram received a court notice for allegedly misrepresenting the Cholas in Ponniyin Selvan. The lawyer demanded a special screening to anylyse if historical facts have been distorted in the film.
Mani Ratnam and Chiyaan Vikram received court notice for Ponniyin Selvan.
- Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 is slated to release on September 30.
- Chiyaan Vikram will play the role of Aditya Karikalan.
- A court notice was issued against Mani Ratam and Vikram recently.
Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is one of the most anticipated films of 2022. As the teaser of the film is making waves on social media, a new problem has brewed. A court notice has been slapped against Mani Ratnam and Chiyaan Vikram for allegedly misrepresenting the Cholas. Ponniyin Selvan, based on the film of the same name, follows the rise of the Chola dynasty.
COURT NOTICE AGAINST MANI RATNAM AND CHIYAAN VIKRAM FOR PONNIYIN SELVAN
The first part of Ponniyin Selvan is slated to hit the theatres on September 30. The film will have a pan-India release in five languages.
Days after the teaser release, Ponniyin Selvan has landed in fresh trouble. Mani Ratnam and Chiyaan Vikram received a court notice from a lawyer named Selvam. In his petition, he pointed out that Aditya Karikalan (played by Vikram) doesn’t have tilak on his forehead. But, the poster of Vikram from Ponniyin Selvan shows a tilak. Selvam feels that the Cholas could be misrepresented in the film. Hence, he demanded a special screening of the film ahead of its release to analyse if the makers had distorted historical facts in the film.
Neither Mani Ratnam nor Vikram has responded to the notice as of now.
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ALL ABOUT PONNIYIN SELVAN
As reported earlier, Ponniyin Selvan will release in two parts. The first part is gearing up for a grand release in September. The star-studded cast includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi in lead roles. Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Lal, Kishore, Ashwin Kakumanu, Sobhita Dhulipala and Aishwarya Lekshmi will be seen in important roles. Composer AR Rahman scored the tunes.
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