Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is one of the most eagerly awaited films in recent times. Its vast cast and illimitable stretches of historic narration needed a sutradhaar .

Ajay Devgan has been roped in as the narrator.

According to a well-placed source, the film which is 2 hours 47 minutes long was earlier longer. It had to be pruned to fit into the multiplex timings . After the length was cut down the film needed a connecting voice.

This is where Ajay Devgan came in . Devgan provides the explanations on the soundtrack to join the dots in the plot.

Apparently he refused any fee for the job. Devgan and Ratnam have worked together in the underrated Yuva. They will be collaborating for Ratnam’s next project after the two segments of Ponniyin Selvan are out.