Chennai, July 22:
Actress Aishwarya Rai has joined the sets of Mani Rathnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ team which is currently shooting in Pondicherry. Aishwarya Rai plays a dual role, Nandhini, and Mandakini Devi in the film. Earlier this week, the makers unveiled a new poster and announced that the first part of Ponniyin Selvan will hit the screens in 2022.
Ponniyin Selvan, originally written by Kalki, tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola dynasty during the 10th and 11th centuries. Lyca Productions is bankrolling the project. The film, which has music by AR Rahman, also stars Karthi, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Trisha and Aishwarya Lekshmi among others.
Ravivarman will be handling the cinematography. The dialogues are written by Jayamohan, with Thotta Tharani and Wasiq Khan as the production designers.