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Sobhita Dhulipala joins Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan


The actress is part on an ensemble cast that includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi. 

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The latest to join Mani Ratnam's epic saga Ponniyin Selvan is actress Sobhita Dhulipala. The actress is said to be playing a pivotal role of a princess in the multilingual historical. She joins an ensemble cast that includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi. 

The movie, 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. 

Ponniyin Selvan already began shooting earlier this year. The Thailand schedule wrapped up in January, while the rest of the movie is expected 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 Dhulipala focusing on her classical dance techniques. Dhulipala is a trained classical dancer in both Bharatanatyam and Kuchupudi. 

Like SS Rajamouli's Baahubali films, Ponniyin Selvan is being made in two parts, with the first one slated to be released in January 2021.