It is a well known fact that ace director Mani Ratnam is all set to begin his next project, tentatively titled as Pookadai, soon in Nagercoil. Yesteryear hero Karthik's son Gautham will make his Kollywood debut through this project while Radha's daughter Thulasi or Sonam Kapoor is likely to play the female lead. Now the latest buzz is that director has signed Telugu star Mohan Babu's daughter Lakshmi Manchu to play a prominent role in the film. However it is still unknown what role she will play in this flick.

Reportedly Pookadai is a romantic musical set in the coastal regions of Rameshwaram. Veteran cinematographer Rajeev Menon and music director A.R. Rahman will reportedly be a part of this project.