Mani Ratnam’s ambitious project Ponniyin Selvan is currently progressing at a brisk pace in Pondicherry. The Tamil-language historical drama features a stellar ensemble cast. Reportedly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aishwarya Lekshmi have joined the team and are shooting some important sequence in this schedule.
After wrapping up a short schedule in Pondicherry, the Ponniyin Selvan team will move to Hyderabad for a month-long schedule. Aishwarya Lekshmi took to Instagram stories to share a cute note that she wrote for costume designer Eka Lakhani at the hotel. She wrote, "Eka, my phone is inside your room. Knock at my door when you see this - Aishu (sic)."
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A couple of days back the makers released a brand new poster of the first installment of the film. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also shared the poster on her Instagram and wrote, “The Golden Era comes to Life Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan PS1".
The film also stars Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jayam Ravi and others. The period film's music is composed by AR Rahman. Ponniyin Selvan is based on the Tamil literary novel of the same name written by Kalki Krishnamoorthy. The film will be made in two parts and the first one is set to release in 2022.