Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been staying away from Bollywood for some time. She was last seen in Fanney Khan last year and ever since then, there is no confirmed news of the actress signing a film. It seems like the former Miss World has become picky when it comes to signing projects. For her next, Aishwaray Rai Bachchan has associated with one of her favourite filmmakers Mani Ratnam. The actress has already worked with Ratnam in two films Guru and Raavan. This is going to be her third collaboration with Ratnam. Talking about her role, it has been confirmed that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is playing the villain in this period drama.
The period drama revolves around the rise of a Chola king and Aishwarya will play his manipulative wife who makes evil plans to bring down the king. This role is going to be absolutely new for Aishwarya since she has always played the heroines in her past films.
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The film starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be based on the novel Ponniyin Selvan and revolves around the life of Arulmozhi Varman, the Chola emperor. The film is set in the 10th century.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. The film tanked at the box office but the critics praised Aish's screen presence. After the failure of Fanney Khan, the actress is being very careful about her future projects.