File images of Aishwarya Rai and Mani Ratnam. Photograph:( WION Web Team )
Aishwarya is reportedly going to play the antagonist of the story. The film is an adaptation of a historical novel 'Ponniyin Selvan' written by Kalki Krishnamurthy
Aishwarya Rai is teaming up with ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam for a Tamil film. The actress, who made her debut in the Ratnam's 'Irruvar' in 1997, considers the filmmaker as her mentor and says its an 'honour and privilege' to team up with him once again.
Speaking at an event in Chennai recently, Aishwarya said, "You all already know. I am working with Mani garu, my guru, in Ponniyin Selvan. It is my honour and privilege to work with him any and every time, throughout my lifetime as an actor. I am really looking forward to it.”
Aishwarya is reportedly going to play the antagonist of the story. The film is an adaptation of a historical novel 'Ponniyin Selvan' written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. It tells the story of early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.
While there hasn't been an official announcement about the entire star cast, but media reports state that Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Vikram will feature in important roles.
After making her debut in 'Iruvar', Aishwarya has worked with the filmmaker in films like 'Guru' and 'Raavan'. Aishwarya's last film in Tamil was Rajinikanth starrer 'Robot'.