After months of speculation, where every name from Thalapathy Vijay to Jr. NTR to Ram Charan cropped up, the cast of Mani Ratnam’s ambitious next project has finally been announced, and it’s an amazing mix of veteran and upcoming stars from both Kollywood and Tollywood, who also boast pedigree acting dexterity.
Here’s how the cast of Mani’s next reads: Vijay Sethupathi, Nani, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Fahadh Faasil. With a cast like that, Mani seems to have all the basics covered for the film to appeal to both the Tamil and Telugu audience as well as fans of these actors in other states. Sethupathi has fast become the most in-demand actor and darling of the masses in Tamil Nadu, with multiple hits in a year; Nani is by far the fastest-rising star and one-of-the-most-respected young actors in Tollywood; Jyothika is a veteran performer who still commands strong recall value in both states, having maintained a good balance of movies on either side; and both Aishwarya Rajesh and Fahadh Faasil are regarded as strong supporting actors.
We must say that Mani Ratnam’s next directorial is already looking like his most-interesting film in years. Hope it now shapes up well enough to justify the cast on board.
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