News|April 4, 2011 11:25 pm

Priyanka Says No to Mani Ratnam

Bollywood actors wish to work with renowned director, Mani Ratnam, but strangely, Priyanka Chopra doesn’t have a time for the filmmaker. The actress has been round-the-clock shooting for two films Karan Johar’s Agneepath and Anurag Basu’s Burfi.

Apparently, Mani Ratnam wanted to meet her to discuss about his upcoming project, but she was unable to commit because of time constraints. A source says,

“Ratnam’s period film is set in 1500 BC and he feels that the Saat Khoon Maaf actress would be able to do justice to the character.”

Apparently, the Raavan director plans to cast her in Veerudu, a Tamil period flick. The source added,

“She plans to meet to him personally as soon as possible. This would be her first Tamil film, and it’s believed to have a huge budget allocated to build huge sets and also use some exciting SFX.”

The project will also feature south actors Vijay, Mahesh Babu and Arya and Anushka Shetty. The film is based on a Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan and tells the story of the courageous warrior Vallavarayan Vandiyatheyan and King Aditha Karikalan which will be played by Vijay and Mahesh Babu. Anushka will play Vijay and Mahesh Babu’s younger sister.