July 26 : Bollywood star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan spent an evening with South actor-politician R Sarathkumar and his family in Puducherry on Sunday evening. Aishwarya and R Sarathkumar are set to co-star in Mani Ratnam's upcoming period drama Ponniyin Selvan. The period film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's popular historical novel Ponniyin Selvan (The Son Of Ponni).
Sarathkumar's daughters, actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Pooja Sarathkumar, were thrilled to meet the Bollywood star couple last night. Varalaxmi took to her Instagram handle and shared her "fan girl" moment with her fans. She shared a series of pictures from the get-together on her Instagram profile. One of the pictures captured the Bachchan couple and Sarathkumar’s daughters posing for the camera. Another picture featured Aishwarya and Abhishek with Varalaxmi, while another captured Varalaxmi with Aishwarya.
Sharing the pictures, an elated Varalaxmi wrote a long note as her caption for the post. She showered praises for the Bachchan couple, and thanked her father Sarathkumar for making it happen. Varalaxmi wrote, “Met 3 of the warmest and most humble people last night.. none other than the gorgeous @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb the handsome hunk @bachchan and their sweetest daughter #aaradhyabachchan Despite the families and lineage that they hail from, their humility and warmth was so amazing, I was just overwhelmed with their love.!!! It was so sweet of you to meet us and spend time with us.. may god shower all his blessings on your family.!!! Thank you daddy for making this happen @r_sarath_kumar I think @poojasarathkumar is still recovering from the shock.!!! Hahah #fangirl.”
Aishwarya, Abhishek and Aaradhya meet Sarathkumar's family
Aishwarya Rai and Aishwarya Lekshmi resumed shooting for Ponniyin Selvan in Puducherry after four months of break. Aishwarya, who had earlier collaborated with Mani Ratnam for films like Iruvar, Guru, and Raavan, had shared the first poster of the period drama Ponniyin Selvan on her Instagram handle recently. Sharing the poster of the film, the actress wrote: "The golden era comes to life. Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan PS1."
Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is a period drama in Tamil. The film stars Aishwarya in the lead alongside Vikram, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi among others. R Sarathkumar plays an important role in the film. The film is being co-produced by Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam under his production studio Madras Talkies. It is co-written by Ratnam along with Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan. The film's music is composed by A. R. Rahman.