Popular actors of the South entertainment industry, Fahadh Faasil and Suriya were reportedly approached for the upcoming web series Navarasa, which would have nine episodes. The series will be produced by Mani Ratnam, and nine different filmmakers will be on board to direct each episode. Multiple reports have surfaced that Mani Ratnam wants to bring together some of the biggest names in the South entertainment industry and this will be the first star cast ensemble series.
Some reports suggest that several actors, including Vijay Sethupathi, have already given their part of the project. It will also be the first film directed by popular actors Arvind Swami and Siddharth. Apart from them, Sudha Kongara, Jayendra, Gautham Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthick Naren and KV Anand have also been touted as directors. It is still not known whether Mani Ratnam will direct an episode or whether his involvement will be limited to production.
Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam’s upcoming directorial venture is starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Vikram, Jayam Ravi and Karthi. Titled Ponniyin Selvan, the film is based on the historical Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan, written by Amarar Kalki. The film’s first shooting schedule has already been wrapped up and it is expected that the producers will resume shooting with COVID 19 after the situation is well contained.