Aishwarya Rai Bachchan unveiled her first look from Ponniyin Selvan 

She reportedly has dual roles in the Ponniyin Selvan: I as she plays Nandini as well as Mandakini Devi in the Mani Ratnam directorial.

Aishwarya's dual role

Aishwarya had made her film debut with Mani Ratnam's 1997 film Iruvar. She was also seen in his 2010 film Raavan, along with Abhishek Bachchan and also in Guru (2007).

Mani Ratnam's favourite

The historical-drama is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 Tamil novel of the same name, which chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman.

Based on a novel

source : HT

Based on a novel

Arulmozhivarman, one of the most powerful kings in the south, who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I

Who is Arulmozhivarman ?

The film's music has been scored by Mani Ratnam's frequent collaborator AR Rahman.

Music by the maestro

Mani Ratnam has also served as co-writer on the screenplay with Elango Kumaravel, while B Jeyamohan has been credited as the dialogue writer

Focus on the writing part

Backed by Mani Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, Ponniyin Selvan - I also stars Prakash Raj, Jayaram, and Aishwarya Lekshmi, among others

The dominating starcast