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'Golden Era comes to Life': Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shares first poster of Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan'

10:45 AM Jul 20, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Monday shared the poster of her upcoming film 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

Directed by Mani Ratnam, the period film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's historical 1955 novel 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

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It stars Vikram, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi among others. Aishwarya also makes an appearance.

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Along with sharing the poster, the 47-year-old actress also revealed that the film be released in 2022.

"The Golden Era comes to Life. Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan. PS1," she captioned the post.

The actress has previously worked with Mani Ratnam on films such as 'Guru', 'Raavan' and 'Iruvar'.

Reportedly, the star-studded magnum opus will be released in two parts.

The film revolves around the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, one of the most powerful kings in the south, who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.

Aishwarya's role is said to be of his rival’s manipulative wife who makes devious plans against the king to bring him down.

According to reports, the shoot of 'Ponniyin Selvan' resumed in Puducherry last week and a majority of the film has already been shot in Thailand and Hyderabad.

The film is jointly produced by Mani Ratnam’s banner Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions.

Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan: Part One', starring Vikram and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, to release in 2022

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