Aishwarya Rai to play a mysterious villain in Mani Ratnam's next?
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Amid the speculations of Aishwarya Rai doing Mani Ratnam’s period drama, the actress has been creating quite a buzz for this film. We have also heard that the film will be an official adaptation of the renowned novel Ponniyin Selvan. Several reports claim that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen as a mysterious, power-hungry villain in the film set in the 10th century of the Chola Emperor.
Several months after the speculations for the Mani Ratnam’s period drama came forth, now it looks like he has finally got a green signal from the stunning actress. Earlier, it was reported that Abhishek was in talks for the leading man in the film opposite Aishwarya Rai, but there were no official confirmation on the same. Now, a report in Mid Day states that Aishwarya has given a nod to play a negative character in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming period drama, which is being set in the 10th century.
Talking about Aishwarya’s role in the Mani Ratnam’s film, a source has informed Mid Day, “The story takes place in the 10th century before Raja Chola became a king. Aishwarya Rai will be seen as Nandini, the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar. Who served as the chancellor and treasurer of the Chola kingdom. Her character is written as a mysterious, power-hungry woman who manipulates her husband to plan the downfall of the Chola empire because she has been wronged by them.”
Reportedly, the plot of the film revolves around the rise of a great Chola King, where Aishwarya is expected to play a rival emperor’s woman who make vicious plans to bring down the great emperor. The stunning actress has not done such roles so far, and it would be really interesting to see her playing a negative role. To top it all, we have great expectations from the actor-director duo, who gave hits like ‘Guru’, ‘Raavan’ and ‘Raavanan’ in the past.
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