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Mani Ratnam turns 65. Fans trend Ponniyin Selvan on his birthday

 Happy birthday Mani Ratnam: Mahesh Babu wishes 'cinematic genius', fans excited for Ponniyin Selvan

Mani Ratnam celebrates his 65th birthday today, June 2.

Veteran director Mani Ratnam turned 65 on Wednesday. Social media is filled with photos and videos as fans paid tribute to him. On his birthday, celebrities and fans sent their love and wishes, trending hashtags like #HBDManiRatnam and #PonniyinSelvan on Twitter since morning.

Telugu actor Mahesh Babu tweeted, "Wishing the cinematic genius #ManiRatnam sir, a very happy birthday. Good health and happiness always!"

A fan on Twitter wrote, "Very happy birthday to one of the genius filmaker#ManiRatnam sir, Thanks for presenting us epic movies." Another fan wrote, "Your legacy is an inspiration to many generations of filmmakers..Blessed to witness your magic Waiting for #PonniyinSelvan.


Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan are producing Navarasa, a Netflix anthology, which is based on the Indian concept of Navarasas. The proceeds from Navarasa will help over 10,000 workers in the Tamil film industry. Suriya, Siddharth, Parvathy, Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi and Aditi Balan are some of the actors in the anthology.

Apart from Navarasa, Mani Ratnam has Ponniyin Selvan, which will be made in two parts. The team has completed two schedules of the period film in Thailand and Hyderabad. Ponniyin Selvan features an ensemble cast including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sarathkumar and several others in promimnent roles.

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