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WATCH NOW: Aishwarya Rai Snaps At A Reporter At Ponniyin Selvan Audio Launch! Find Out Why!

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Talk about the Cholas has been running wild as the movie Ponniyin Selvan is all set to release on September 30th. The movie revolves around the Chola empire and mostly about Ponniyin Selvan, also known as Raja Raja Chozhan or Arunmozhi Varman. Ponniyin Selvan is originally a Tamil novel based on the life of Raja Raja Chola, written by Kalki. While there have been several attempts in the past to make it a film, Mani Ratnam has now started this project, which will be released in two parts. Starring Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Sarathkumar in lead roles, this is considered to be Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus. Jayam Ravi is said to play Arun Mozhi Varman, while Trisha is said to play his sister Kundavai. Karthi will be seen as Vanthiya Thevan, while Aishwarya Rai will be Nandini. Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Lal and Kishore will be playing prominent roles.

The Audio and Trailer launch of the film happened in a grand manner recently at Nehru Indoor Stadium. All the cast members including Aishwarya Rai and Vikram made an appearance at the event yesterday. Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan graced the event with their presence and launched the trailer live. Several other stars including Directors Shankar and Gautam Vasudev Menon, and Music composers Yuvan Shankar Raaja and Santosh Narayanan were also present.

Aishwarya Rai who was at the event went on stage, and said, “Mani Ratnam is my Guru. My film journey started with his Directorial ‘Iruvar’. I have already acted with Rajini. However, I have still not acted with Kamal Haasan. But, I have learnt a lot from both the actors.” She then requested them to continue acting for longer, so that we can always keep watching them. Before she climbed onto the stage and said these statements, she was surrounded by reporters and press people on the Red Carpet. There she opened up about her happiness working with the entire Ponniyin Selvan team and Mani Ratnam as well. Then, a reporter went on to ask, “How is it working with Mani Ratnam for the second time.” For this, she got irritated and snapped at the reporter that she has worked on several films with the Director. She also called out that the reporter was probably confused. She then laughed it out to ease the situation. In reality, Aishwarya has done four films with Mani Ratnam, including, Iruvar, Guru, Raavanan and now, Ponniyin Selvan. Watch the press meet video here:

Ponniyin Selvan is to be released in 2 parts, and the first part is releasing on September 30th. The final work of the film is currently going on, and the director has reportedly made a final copy of the film. The runtime of the film is apparently 2 hours and 50 minutes or 170 minutes, which is less than several large-scale movies. Probably, Mani Ratnam went for a short and sweet first half, in order to hook the audience with a longer and more detailed second part. The budget of the film is said to be a whopping Rs 500 crore. The audience is eagerly waiting for the film and now we hear that ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ digital rights have been sold for a whopping price. Reports suggest that both the parts of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ have been sold on a whole to a popular OTT platform for an amount of Rs 125 crores. The OTT platform is none other than Amazon Prime Video. So those of you who don’t want to witness the grandeur in the theatre, can relax and watch the film on your home screen.

The team announced that Ponniyin Selvan will be the first Tamil movie to be released in the IMAX format. This will ensure that the audience will have the larger-than-life experience of watching the film, just like the movie itself. While Ravi Varman is handling the camera for the film, Sreekhar Prasad is handling the edit and Thotta Tharani is designated for the Production Design of the film. The film is bankrolled by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies. The music director for the movie is AR Rahman. PS-1 is slated for a worldwide release on September 30, 2022, in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.

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