Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Character in Mani Ratnam's Next To Have Dark Shades

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play a manipulative power hungry woman in Mani Ratnam’s period drama based on Tamil novel Kalki. The actress will kick start shooting the film post December 2019, as the film is in its pre-production stage now. She had played a negative role in Khakee and post that Aishwarya will be seen in a grey shade again

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Character in Mani Ratnam's Next To Have Dark Shades
Finally the wait is over! Fans of ethereal beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan just got a step closer to her next. Ever since the news of the former beauty queen to star in Mani Ratnam's next was confirmed we were eagerly waiting to know more about it. Today came the news of confirming the actress' role in the flick. And we are stumped and how! The diva is set to impress us by reportedly stepping into the shoes of Chola kingdom’s treasurer Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar's better half.

Reports suggest that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play a negative role in this period drama directed by Mani Ratnam. Based on Tamil novel titled Kalki, Ash will play Nandini, who is hungry for power. As per the Tamil historical novel, Nandini plays Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar's wife who is a chancellor and a treasurer of the Chola Kingdom. Her character will display qualities of being manipulative, mysterious and revengeful. As per the novel, her character Nandini aims for the downfall of the Chola Kindgom as she was betrayed by them.

Novel is based on great Chola emperor's life Arulmozhi Varman. As per reports in Hindustan Times, film is in its pre-production stage as massive sets are being erected in Film City and the film is likely to go on floors by end of 2019.

This would be Aish's second negative outing on silver screen after Khakee. As per reports megastar Amitabh Bachchan too was supposed to join the cast, if this happens the Bachchans will reunite on screen after eleven long years. The duo was seen sharing screen space in Sarkar Raj in 2005.

Last seen in Fanney Khan, the actress was recently called out by notorious Instagram account Diet Sabya for copying Kate Winslet's pose for her latest magazine cover.

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