Mani Ratnam’s next to start rolling from October 6th

Mani Ratnam’s next film, which was supposed to kickstart yesterday, has been postponed for a week and will go on the floors from October 6th. PC Sreeram, who planned to wrap up Dhanush – R. Balki’s Hindi film Shamitabh last week, was held up with a pending song shoot of Shankar’s I and is bidding adieu to Shamitabh only tonight.

Touted to be a breezy romantic tale, this yet-untitled project features Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. PC Sreeram and Mani Ratnam are joining hands after the magical Alaipayuthey, a trendsetting romance film. We earlier reported about their reunion here. Nithya Menen is the running for the female lead, says a source in the know. AR Rahman, Mani Ratnam’s trusted protege, will compose music for the film.