Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play an antagonist in Mani Ratnam's next; read to know more about her character

After a long time, the audience might get to see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Mani Ratnam's next. She will be playing a negative role in the film. Read to know about her character.
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After Fanney Khan, everyone has been waiting to know what is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's next project. A few weeks ago, there were reports that she will be working with director Mani Ratnam again for a multi-lingual film based on the Tamil novel called Ponniyin Selvan. The film will be a period drama and everyone is pretty excited to see them working together again.

Coming to her role in the film, as reported by Mid-Day, the Bollywood beauty will be playing a negative role in the film. She will essay the role of Nandini in the film who is the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar. Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar is the chancellor and treasurer of the Chola kingdom in the novel.

A source told the tabloid that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's antagonist character in the film is that of a mysterious, power-hungry woman who manipulates her husband so that she can plan the downfall of the Chola empire. Her character wants the empire destructed because of the wrong things done to her.

This is not the first time Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in a negative role. In the 2005 film Khakee and her 2006 release Dhoom 2, she played an antagonist. Her performance in both films was appreciated.

Do you want to see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a negative role again? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


She is making the movie dead

Global icon my foot she is useless

She is playing her real life character

Why all the hate? She’s even a contemporary anymore. Let the previous gen actresses a chance to break the stereotype. Sometimes I wonders if all the comments are written by masochist males to dumb down women forever. Never let them shine after 40

Cameo queen

Since no one is offering her work in Bollywood she is now at the mercy of South Indian films. Hope she at least make an effort to act this time

She will do bare minimum as usual and let others act for her but in the end she will make the movie all about herself

Another 10 mins role

Regional film because no one will offer her a mainstream bollywood film

Aishwarya will play the old queen Nandini. Amala is the real heroine of the film

Another short role and you will hear the same fulcrum dialog again

And absolute pleasure, craft, student of cinema, y’all...

Another cameo role

It will be interesting to watch! Go Aishwarya!!

Her negative characters are really wimpy tho. She's never listed as a memorable villainess like Kajol, Priyanka, Tabu, etc. I've even seen Katrina for Race listed as a memorable villain. And Khakee and Dhoom 2 are two of my fav movies. She just adds very little.

Thanks Pinkvilla for publishing my comment!
Ash rocks, haters bhonks! xD

Ugly sore losers are so butthurt that their fave actress did not make it to the biggest mani ratnam film! Eat your hearts, losers!!!!! YahAhahahaha

Let the haters bark, but only a strong gutsy woman like Ash can matter, Mani Ratnam is a genius!

More power to you Ash! Keep rocking

Aishwarya haters are so funny! Commenting hatred on every article of her won’t affect her even a little, she will still be a Bachchan, Global Icon and a legend, you can’t even touch her shoes! pity you sore losers!

Mani Ratnam, Ashustosh Gowariker and Rituparno Ghosh are the directors who could tap into her acting potential, much better than SLB.

Great always a treat for Ash to work with mani ratnam

Nooooooooooo! she cant! one more character getting spoiled

Your dads money is getting wasted or wat?

Well, she can immortalise one more character with her acclaimed performance, like she did before in films with Mani Ratnam, Ashustosh Gowariker, Rituparno Ghosh, Subhash Ghai, SLB.

Yessssssssss! She can act, that's why Mani has frequently cast her in his films.

Good . Better than Karan Johar's takht

Wow . Exciting.. Let's see.. Hope it helps her revive. Mani and Aishwarya combination have always been magical. Be it Iruvar or Guru or Raavanan. Let's see.


Lol @ playing herself! Poor Ash. She's not evil..just self absorbed maybe

Haters hate! Potatoes potatate and Aishwarya will always be Aish!

I hope it's not going to be one of those typical shrewish negative roles they make the older heroines do .

So she is playing herself.

No! She will be playing your mother’s soul which is evil


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