Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to make her big screen comeback in Mani Ratnam’s long-awaited film Ponniyin Selvan: I, based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s classic Tamil-language historical fiction novel of the same name. Expected to be Ratnam’s magnum opus, the production house recently unveiled the release date of the film as well as the first-look of Aishwarya’s character. The film will be released on September 30.
The poster sees Aishwarya donning a silk saari and heavy gold jewellery. The Jodha Akbar actor is no stranger to royal roles, and will be seen essaying a double role in the film. Ponniyin Selvan will also feature music by celebrated composer and Ratnam’s frequent collaborator AR Rahman.
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Aishwarya was last seen in the 2018 film Fanney Khan and 2016’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Ponniyin Selvan: I will mark the actor’s latest collaboration with Ratnam since 2010’s Raavan, in which she starred alongside husband Abhishek Bachchan.
Mani Ratnam’s last directorial venture was the Tamil-language Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in 2018. The Guru filmmaker also created the Netflix anthology Navarasa with Jayendra Panchapakesan in 2021.
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