Aishwarya Rai to play as a Villain in Mani Ratnam’s film!
Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's historical novel, Ponniyin Selvan. A noted work in Tamil literature, the novel charts the initial days of Raja Chola of the Chola dynasty. The story takes place in the 10th century before Raja Raja Chola became a king.
As per the recent updates, Aishwarya Rai has been roped into the film. Aishwarya will be seen as Nandini, the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, who served as the chancellor and treasurer of the Chola kingdom. Her character is written as a mysterious, power-hungry woman who manipulates her husband to plan the downfall of the Chola empire because she has been wronged by them.
Aishwarya and Mani first teamed up for the 1997 film Iruvar, which also marked the actress acting debut. Ratnam later collaborated with Aishwarya for Guru (2007) and Raavan (2010). The actress is also set to star opposite husband Abhishek Bachchan in Gulab Jamun.