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Aishwarya Rai to play a mysterious villain in Mani Ratnam’s next? 

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There are speculations of Aishwarya Rai doing Mani Ratnam’s period drama and the actress has been hitting the headlines for this film. We have also heard that the film will be an official adaptation of the renowned novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’. Several reports claim that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen as a mysterious, power-hungry villain in the film set in the 10th century of the Chola Emperor.

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Several months after the speculations for the Mani Ratnam’s period drama came forth, it looks like he has finally got a green signal from the stunning actress. Earlier, it was reported that Abhishek was in talks for the leading man in the film opposite Aishwarya Rai, but there was no official confirmation on the same. Now, a report in Mid Day states that Aishwarya has given a nod to play a negative character in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming period drama.

Talking about Aishwarya’s role in the Mani Ratnam’s film, a source has informed Mid-Day, “The story takes place in the 10th century before Raja Chola became a king. Aishwarya Rai will be seen as Nandini, the wife of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar who served as the chancellor and treasurer of the Chola kingdom. Her character is written as a mysterious, power-hungry woman who manipulates her husband to plan the downfall of the Chola empire because she has been wronged by them.

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The stunning actress has not done such roles so far, and it would be really interesting to see her playing a negative role.

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