With the Tamil film Ponniyin Selvan, directed by Mani Ratnam, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will return to the screen. In the movie, she will play Nandini, Princess of Pazhuvoor. Aishwarya’s first-look movie poster was released on July 6.
Aishwarya will play Mandakini Devi in the movie in addition to Nandini. On September 30, Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 will have its theatrical debut.
On Wednesday (July 6), the makers of Ponniyin Selvan unveiled the much-awaited first-look poster featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Sharing the poster, Lyca Productions wrote, “Vengeance has a beautiful face! Meet Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada (sic).”
Vengeance has a beautiful face! Meet Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. 🗡@madrastalkies_ #ManiRatnam @arrahman pic.twitter.com/HUD6c2DHiv
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) July 6, 2022
Sarathkumar’s Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar is married to Nandini. She works to bring down the Chola dynasty. Additionally, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will appear as Nandini’s mother Mandakini Devi.
Ponniyin Selvan has been director Mani Ratnam’s dream project for over a decade. He tried to make the film several times, but his plans never materialised due to budget and casting constraints. Now, he has achieved his dream as Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 is all set for release on September 30.