Aishwarya Rai resumes shoot for Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film ‘Ponniyin Selvan’

The first part of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is set to be released in 2022, the makers declared recently.

Director Mani Rathnam, has earlier  revealed that the movie will be released in two portions and approximately  75% of the movie’s filming is finalized. The makers are planing for a theatrical release in the following year.

The makers of Ponniyin Selvan dropped the first look poster of the much-awaited film and it was well accepted by the audience. The shooting of this periodic drama resumed recently in Pondicherry. Karthi has already united with the sets and started filming. The star-studded magnum opus stars an ensemble of actors like Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi among others. Now, it is been noted that Aishwarya and Lekshmi have entered the team in Pondicherry for shooting their respective portions.

Few days back, Aishwarya had taken to her Instagram handle to share the poster of the first part of the historic film. She captioned the image as, “The Golden Era comes to Life Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan PS1″.

The movie is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel Ponniyin Selvan. The book records the tale of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, one of the most influential kings in the south, who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I. Ratnam had conveyed that most of the shooting has been done and they are striving for a theatrical release.

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