Aishwarya Rai has never shied away from trying unique roles that come her way, starting from the 1997 political drama Iruvar, to more unconventional roles today, she has portrayed some path-breaking characters such as Umrao Jaan and Paro, garnering appreciation from fans and critics alike. Aishwarya Rai is now gearing up for her next Tamil release, Ponniyin Selvan. The highly-anticipated period drama is among the first South Indian films shot at Madhya Pradesh. Here are all the details.
Ponniyin Selvan marks the comeback of Aishwarya Rai in the Tamil Film Industry. The makers of Ponniyin Selvan have left no stone unturned for the success of the period drama, as the movie has been shot at various locations. Ponniyin Selvan is one of the first South Indian films to be shot in Madhya Pradesh, as the plot of the movie is traced back to the Chola Dynasty. The makers of the movie have stretched their pocket strings to the limit, as some sequences of the movie have been shot in Kerala, Chennai and the dense jungles of Thailand. Directed by Mani Ratnam, the makers have managed to rope in Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Nayanthara under one roof, leaving fans excited for the release of the much-anticipated period drama. Produced by A. M. Rathnam, the movie also stars Ashutosh Rana in a prominent role.
Aishwarya Rai has been a part of several Tamil films. The actor was seen in many blockbusters such as Enthiran, Kandukondain Kandukondain and Iruvar. Reportedly, Aishwarya will be seen next in Jasmine the Story of a Leased Womb. Ponniyin Selvan marks the seventh collaboration of Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood.
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