Noted director Mani Ratnam, known for using the best of the lot in his films, is all set to start shooting for his ambitious film Ponniyin Selvan, in India and Thailand.
One of the chief members of the Ponniyin Selvan cast, Anushka Shetty, with her popular image as a princess in films like the Bahubali series and Bhaagamathie, was expected to play a major role.
Reports say, Anushka just opted out of the project, citing the inclusion of controversial poet Vairamuthu, who is involved in many sexual harassment cases filed by women related to the Tamil film industry.
Details about the exit of Anushka Shetty are awaited, but Mani Ratnam is going ahead with his team, as planned.
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