Ponniyin Selvan, filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s dream project, has resumed filming in Puducherry. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aishwarya Lekshmi have reportedly joined the team to shoot for their respective roles. In the film, Aishwarya Rai portrays two characters: Nandhini and Mandakini Devi.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi, and Aishwarya Lekshmi, among others, featured in the star-studded magnum opus. Karthi, the actor, will be joining the cast far too soon. Aishwarya Rai and the film’s producers just unveiled a new poster.
The movie is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan, which tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the most powerful monarchs in the south, in his early years. He went on to become Rajaraja Chola I, the great Chola emperor.
AR Rahman composed the music for ‘Ponniyin Selvan,’ which is produced by Madras Talkies in collaboration with Lyca Productions.