The director of Aishwarya Rai’s most recent film, Ponniyin Selvan I, Mani Ratnam, has shared some gorgeous photos with her. Her fourth movie with the director is this one.
Aishwarya Rai and Ponniyin Selvan I director Mani Ratnam have exchanged a few candid photos on social media. The images show Aishwarya posing with Mani Ratnam on stage during the Monday film promotions in Delhi while dressed in a rich blue and golden anarkali.
In Ponniyin Selvan I, Aishwarya plays Nandini, the Pazhuvoor queen who is the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar and the love interest of Adithya Karikalan. Only at the very end is her dual role made clear.
Along with the film’s director Mani Ratnam, composer AR Rahman, co-stars Vikram, Trisha, and others, Aishwarya actively marketed the movie over several days. At various events, she was also observed stroking his feet. On Friday, the movie in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam was launched in theatres. On the first day, it brought in about 10 crore in India.
Aishwarya was hailed as a revelation in the Hindustan Times’ review of the movie. “Aishwarya Rai as Nandini has to be the pick of the actresses,” it stated. “She has so little to say in terms of words, but she has so much to convey with her eyes and she nails it so convincingly.”
The fourth movie Aishwarya has made with Mani Ratnam is Ponniyin Selvan I. With his Tamil-language film Iruvar, the former Miss World made her film debut in 1997. In her husband Abhishek Bachchan’s 2007 film Guru, she had a supporting role. In Raavan, her third movie with Mani Ratnam, she starred alongside Vikram, the character she once dated in Ponniyin Selvan I. In Raavan, Abhishek played the bad guy.
Ponniyin Selvan I, directed by Mani Ratnam, has been in development for a while. It is based on the 1955 novel by Kalki Krishnamurthy that tells the history of the early reign of Arulmozhivarman, a strong king of the south who later rose to become Rajaraja Chola I, the great Chola emperor.
Aishwarya described working with the director as “always a dream-like experience” and gave him credit for helping her develop as a performer during a promotional event. “He is the ideal teacher and teacher guru. I arrived without any official training. I just dove in head first. He and I worked together. There are many spiritual and divine aspects as well as many professional ethics “Regarding Mani Ratnam, she stated.