The most recent rumor is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has joined the units for director Mani Ratnam’s upcoming masterpiece Ponniyin Selvan. Final week, manufacturing on the interval fantasy drama started after the Tamil Nadu authorities relaxed lockdown restrictions, paving the best way for the resumption of movie shootings.
The filming of Ponniyin Selvan unfolds at a speedy tempo on a set in Pondicherry. Earlier than the second wave of the coronavirus disrupted manufacturing, the filmmakers had shot about 75 p.c of the film. The remainder of the shoot can be accomplished in about 50 days. Mani Ratnam is alleged to have deliberate to wrap up filming in late August.
Ponniyin Selvan marks Aishwarya’s fourth collaboration with Mani Ratnam. The actor-director duo have labored on Iruvar, Guru, and Raavanan up to now. All his earlier movies have been milestones within the historical past of cinema.
Aishwarya had beforehand shared a brand new Ponniyin Selvan title poster. “The Golden Age involves life Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan PS1 (sic),” he wrote on his Instagram web page, revealing that the costume drama will premiere in two elements.
The primary movie within the sequence will open in theaters subsequent 12 months.
Ponniyin Selvan is director Mani Ratnam’s most bold movie but. The movie relies on the historic fiction novel of the identical title by the enduring author Kalki Krishnamurthy. Set within the context of the Chola Dynasty, the epic novel has been tailored for the massive display screen by Ratnam together with author B. Jeyamohan, who has written dialogue for the movie.
Ratnam has assembled an all-star solid to match the scale, scale, and scope the novel represents. Along with Aishwarya Rai, the movie additionally options Vikram, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Lal, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Vikram Prabhu, Prabhu, Ashwin Kakumanu, Kishore, and Aishwarya Lekshmi, amongst others.