Soundarya Rajinikanth's May 6 Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming service MX Player to produce an ‘MX Original Series’ based on the epic novel, Ponniyin Selvan. The series will be an adaptation of late Kalki Krishnamurthy's epic historical novel of the same name. It tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola dynasty during the 10th and 11th centuries.
Soundarya Rajinikanth is set to don the hat of a producer and creative director for this historic web series. Her last film as a director, Velai Illa Pattathaari 2 starring Dhanush and Kajol didn't fare well at the box-office. The series will be directed by Sooriyaprathap S, a historical scholar who has worked with directors K.S. Ravikumar and Soundarya in the past.
Speaking about this development, Soundarya said, “Ponniyin Selvan is indeed one of the greatest historical novels written in Tamil and considered by many as the crown jewel of Tamil Literature. The novel chronicles the power struggle and the socio-political landscape of the Chola Dynasty, one of the longest ruling dynasties in Indian history and is a perfect amalgamation of an intriguing plot, romance, adventure, satire and an enduring battle for the throne. From the day I read this amazing novel, I was determined to narrate this impeccable story in the visual medium and have explored every single avenue that offered the possibility to realize this vision."
She further added: "Today, I am extremely happy to partner with MX player in producing this grand spectacle, and with Soori directing the series, I am sure that the viewers will stay glued to this period drama. This show is being mounted on a large canvas, and we will ensure to our best ability that there is stone unturned to bring alive this marvelous novel."