Iconic director Mani Ratnam is currently busy in the filming of his next movie, Ponniyin Selvan. Mani always termed this film as his dream project and finally, he took it on floors a few days back. Right now, he is shooting the film in Thailand. Big stalwarts like Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, and Mohan Babu are playing important roles in this movie.
According to the latest reports, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is playing a dual role in this film. We hear that she is playing a negatively shaded character called Nandini and is also essaying Nandini's mother Mandakini Devi's role as well. Apparently, Mandakini Devi will be a mute character in the movie. Thus, Aish got a chance to play two versatile characters in this period film. The Jeans actress is yet to join the sets of Ponniyin Selvan. This will be the fourth film in Aishwarya Rai and Mani Ratnam's combination, after Iruvar, Guru, and Raavan. Earlier, Aishwarya played a dual role in Jeans' movie as well.
The title logo of Ponniyin Selvan got released a couple of days back. The makers are planning to release it in 2021. AR Rahman is composing the music for it while Mani Ratnam and Lyca Subhaskaran are jointly producing the film.