Veteran south filmmaker Mani Ratnam is gearing up for a massive release of his dream project Ponniyin Selvan on September 30, 2022. This historical drama is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s renowned novel of the same name. Ponniyin Selvan, which is scheduled to release in two parts, features some of the most famous names of Indian cinema in its star cast. South diva Trisha Krishnan is essaying the much-loved character Ilaya Piratti Kundavai Devi in the movie, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan depicts the iconic character Nandini.
As per media updates, Trisha and Aishwarya Rai are playing arch-rivals in the magnum opus. Nandini and Kundavai’s face-off moment in the Ponniyin Selvan teaser was loved by all. But, the leading ladies of the much-anticipated movie share a very different bond in their real life. In a latest media chat, Trisha opened up about sharing the screen with Aishwarya in the movie and disclosed that director Mani Ratnam didn’t want them to get along. However, the actresses got along really well, unlike their onscreen characters.
“I, fortunately, got to meet her and interact with her on Day 1 of my shoot, and she is beautiful inside out. And it was challenging because we are not supposed to like each other too much in this film. But we got along pretty famously on set. There were times when Mani Ratnam sir would come and say – you guys are talking too much. Stop talking, I can’t have this camaraderie for my scene,” disclosed Trisha remembering her shoot days with Aishwarya Rai.