Mani Rathnam is making a Rs 125 Crore tri-lingual film based on Ramayana but interpreted in a modern context. The film is being simultaneously made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Earlier the director filmed the modern social version based on Mahabharatha for Dalapathi.
The cast includes Abhishek Bacchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Govinda, Karthik, Prithviraj, Vasundhara and Priyamani among others. AR Rahman will compose music for this film.
Earlier the title Ramayan was considered. Now this film is titled as Ashoka Vanam for Tamil and Telugu versions and Ravana for the Hindi version.