Aishwarya Rai may have a dual role : Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has confirmed that she has signed Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film change of Tamil epic novel Ponniyin Selvan,
is likely to be seen Aishwarya Rai may have a dual role in the highly anticipated plan, according to sources.
In the film, Aishwarya is expected to be seen as Nandini, the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar (a role played by Telugu actor Mohan Babu), and her calm mother, Queen Mandakini Devi.
Aishwarya is told to be excited about the dual characters and immediately jumped at the chance when she offers the film. Aishwarya Rai may have a dual role/
Lyca Productions is bankrolling the plan on a lavish scale.
The first shot will start next year.
The makers are yet to declare the cast and crew regularly.
Even Vikram newly confirmed he’s part of the project. At a press communication ahead of Kadaram Kondan’s release,
Vikram said: “I am part of Mani sir’s next, and will be shooting for the plan from early next year.”
Vikram and Ratnam have before worked together in Aayutha Ezhuthu and Raavanan. This will be the 3rd time they’ll join forces for a project.
The pre-production work on Ponniyin Selvan has previously commenced. The authors are in the process of building massive sets to shoot crucial parts of the film.
Ponniyin Selvan says the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola dynasty as the 10th and 11th centuries.
Mani Ratnam has been preparing to adapt Ponniyin Selvan as a film for many years.
He had intended to make the film nearly a decade ago with actors Vijay and Mahesh Babu. The project almost went on the floors but was ultimately shelved for unknown reasons.