Though Raavan has fared badly at the box office, the film’s satellite release rights were sold for Rs.5 Crores, a record by itself. Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam has decided to kick-start his next untitled Hindi film. With Ranbir Kapoor in the lead, the rest of the star-cast would be finalized shortly. Unlike his magnum opus ‘Raavanan’, this will be completely shot in the cosmopolitan cities with a major portion being filmed in London. Previously Mani Ratnam had planned to make the film a bilingual with Silambarasan donning the lead role.
This time however, Mani is not going to make a Tamil version. Veteran cinematographer PC Sriram and music director AR Rahman have been signed up for this film.