July 30 : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took a selfie break at the sets of Mani Ratnam's directorial Ponniyin Selvan. The actress was in the mood for some selfies with her co-star Raaghavan Murugan, who shared the pictures on his Instagram handle.
In the pictures shared by Raaghavan on his unverified Instagram handle, Aishwarya can be seen in a casual white jacket with full makeup, as it appears that she is waiting for her shot. Sharing the two pictures, Raaghavan wrote in his caption, "With Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Ma'am at the break of Ponniyin Selvan shoot and that was a great experience acting with her," adding the hashtag #ps1. The pictures are trending big time on social media.
Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is a period drama in Tamil based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955’s popular historical novel Ponniyin Selvan (The Son Of Ponni). The film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead alongside Vikram, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Lekshmi among others. 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.
Earlier this month, Aishwarya, who had earlier collaborated with Mani Ratnam for films like Iruvar, Guru, and Raavan, shared the first poster of the period drama Ponniyin Selvan on her Instagram handle. Sharing the poster of the film, the actress wrote: "The golden era comes to life. Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan PS1."
On the work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in the 2018 musical film Fanney Khan, co-starring Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. The film did not do well at the box office. In 2018, the actress had confirmed the news that she and Abhishek were working together yet again in Sarvesh Mewara's Gulab Jamun. However, in 2019, it was reported that the power couple has opted out of the film as they had some issues with the script. The film was being produced by Anurag Kashyap.