The National Award winner for Best Actress, Priyamani has been signed by ace director Mani Ratnam for his film Ashokavanam (earlier titled as Ravana). This film is a contemporary social take on the epic Ramayana. Earlier Mani did the same with Mahabharath with his film Dalapathi starring Mammooty and Rajini Kanth.
Ashokavanam stars Abhishek Bachan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram. This is a multilingual film simultaneously made in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.