Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. It had her in a special appearance and people loved her in the film. Now, we all are waiting for the official confirmation of her next project. If reports are anything to go by then the actress has bagged a meaty role in Mani Ratnam’s next Tamil venture titled Ponniyin Selvan. Not much has been revealed about this said film but a few reports suggest Aishwarya Rai will be seen in a double role in this film.
Aishwarya and Mani Ratnam have collaborated for several films including Guru and have churned out many hits. Hence, their association raises the bar of expectations. However, the makers are observing a complete silence on Ponniyin Selvan and not divulging much information. Aishwarya is expected to be essaying the role of Nandini—wife of Chola Kingdom's Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar in this film. We await the official confirmation though.
Ponniyin Selvan is based on a novel authored by Kalki Krishnamurthy. It tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I. It is being reported that the film will be released in two parts and that it would be shot in Thailand. Apart from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, stars who would be playing pivotal roles in this film are Karthi, Vikram, Mohan Babu and Keerthy Suresh. Baahubali actor Anushka Shetty too was said to be a part of this film but due to remuneration issues, she reportedly opted out of this project. Lyca Productions is bankrolling the film.
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