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Aishwarya Rai to turn baddie for Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan

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Aishwarya Rai to turn baddie for Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan
Thursday May 16, 2019
There is a strong buzz in the media that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to reunite with her favorite director Mani Ratnam. Speculations are rife that Aishwarya will be seen as a mysterious, power-hungry villain named Nandini in Mani Ratnam's next period drama Ponniyin Selvan, but there was no official confirmation on the same. 

A source informs “The story takes place in the 10th century before Raja Chola became a king. Aishwarya Rai 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.”

Ponniyin Selvan has a stellar cast including Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Amitabh Bachchan, Amala Paul and Mohan Babu in pivotal roles. The magnum opus will be jointly produced under Madras Talkies and Reliance Entertainment banners. AR Rahman will compose the soundtrack.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. The film tanked at the box office but the critics praised Aish's screen presence.

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