Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has never shied away from trying unique roles that have come her way. Be it Paro from Devdas or Sophia from Guzaarish, Aishwarya has been a part of many unconventional movies, garnering appreciation from fans and critics alike. Aishwarya is now gearing up for her next Tamil release, Ponniyin Selvan. While the much-anticipated period drama has been constantly creating headlines for its unconventional story plot, fans have appreciated the movie for its unique star cast too. Here are all the details.
Helmed by Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan marks the comeback of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the Tamil Film Industry. The makers of Ponniyin Selvan have left no stone unturned for the movie’s success as the much-anticipated period drama has an ensemble cast consisting of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nayanthara, Amitabh Bachchan, Karthi, Amala Paul, Anushka Shetty, Jayaram and Keerthi Suresh. 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. Produced by A. M. Rathnam, the movie also stars Ashutosh Rana in a prominent role. Reportedly, 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.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a part of several Tamil films throughout her career. 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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