Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: It’s an absolute honour and privilege to work again with Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ | Hindi Movie News

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had all eyes on her when she stepped up in an all black and silver salwar suit for the grand Ponniyin Selvan’ trailer and audio launch.

The actress who will be seen playing the role of queen Nandhini, was all smiled as she arrived at the event. Ash not only stopped to take photos, but also addressed the media where she expressed her happiness and excitement for the film.

“I am very happy to be here today at the trailer launch. Thank you all for joining us on this very special occasion,” she said and added, “For the entire team of ‘Ponniyin Selvan,’ it’s a very precious film. It is very dear to our hearts and it has been an absolute honour and privilege to work with r Mani Ratnam once again and with such an incredibly talented team of actors and technicians.”

Gushing about the film’s talented cast and crew, she said, “The entire cast is stellar and every talent in this film is outstanding. What a memorable evening today to celebrate this momentous occasion and recognise rightly, the incredible coming together of incredible talents like Manigaru and Rahman sir.”

The actress also revealed that this is yet another outing with the famed director and the music maestro. “I had the privilege of working with them at the beginning of my career and here I am today again as part of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, celebrating this momentous occasion,” she said.

The film, whose first part is scheduled to open on September 30, revolves around the early life of prince Arulmozhi Varman, who later on went on to be known as the great Raja Raja Chozhan.

Featuring a galaxy of top stars including actors Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Jayaram, Parthiban, Lal, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prabhu and Prakash Raj, the film is said to be among the most expensive projects ever undertaken in the country.