Are actor Vijay and Mani Ratnam set to work together?

The recent reports on maverick director Mani Ratnam meeting Tamil superstar Vijay have grabbed the attention of media in Kollywood. This is not the first time for the local media to report on a possible collaboration between Vijay with Mani Ratnam. A few years ago, when Mani was working on the film adaptation of hit Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan, he had approached Vijay to play the historic character Vandhiya Thevan, but due to budget constraints, the film was dropped.