If sources are to be believed, Aishwarya Rai plays a middle-aged Pandiya Kingdom princess who hides her identity in the Chola Kingdom in Mani Ratnam's upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan.
We also hear that Aishwarya also plays a mute old woman with superior powers and it's her second role in the film. The talented actress is said to have stunned the entire team with her versatile performance in the diametrically opposite characters.
Produced by Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies, the film has an ensemble of actors including Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Nizhalgal Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, and Mohan Raman.
AR Rahman is composing the music for the film and Ravi Varman cranks the camera. Ratnam is planning to release the magnum opus in two parts.