Aishwarya Rai all excited about Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has expressed happiness about being roped in by Mani Ratnam to be part of his magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan.

“It’s an honor to work with him again. Yes I’m doing the film but it will be unfair to divulge any other details as he would be officially announcing it soon,” she has said.

The former Miss World turned actress, who was in Chennai recently, was also asked about Ajith, her co-star in Rajiv Menon directed Kandukonden Kandukonden.

She said, “Ajith deserves success. Though I haven’t interacted much with him, he is a thorough professional as we had a few combination scenes on the same sets. If I meet him again, would love congratulate on his success”.

In May, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had officially confirmed that she will be a part of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film, which is said to be inspired by Kalki’s legendary novel Ponniyin Selvan.

“Though Mani hasn’t officially confirmed yet, the word is out so yes I’m working with him. I’m more than thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed to work with my guru,” she said in her interview with Film Companion.

It is learnt that Aishwarya will be seen playing a dual role in the film which is expected to go on floors in 2020. Mani is in talks with Jio Studios to bankroll the film which will also have Vikram, ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Karthi, Amala Paul, and Sathyaraj in pivotal characters.

In an interaction after walking the red carpet at the Cannes 2019, she said that even though Mani Ratnam hasn’t formally announced it himself but the word is out.

Aishwarya committed to the fact that she is working with him. She added that she will always be more than thrilled, excited, overwhelmed, humbled and just happy to work with her guru, Mani.