Ahead of Navarasa's release, director Mani Ratnam has moved on to his upcoming film, Ponniyin Selvan. The current schedule is taking place in Pondicherry with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Sarathkumar taking part in it. Recently, Sarathkumar's daughter and actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and her sister Pooja paid a visit to Pondicherry and had a great time with Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aaradhya Bachchan. Now, few more photos of Aishwarya Rai have been shared by Master Raghavan of Sethupathi fame. In his Instagram post, he also confirmed Aishwarya Rai and his roles in the film.
Raghavan Murugan has played memorable roles in Vijay Sethupathi's Sethupathi and Dhanush's Power Paandi, among other films. He has been roped in to play an important role in Ponniyin Selvan. He shared his photos with Aishwarya on Instagram stories and wrote, "Ponniyin Selvan's Nandhini Devi and Pandiya Ilavarasan (sic)." From this post, it is clear that Aishwarya Rai will be playing the role of Nandhini while Raaghavan will play her son Pandiya Ilavarasan. Aishwarya Rai will appear in two roles in the period drama. Ponniyin Selvan stars Aishwarya Rai, Chiyaan Vikram, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, and several others.