Mani Ratnam wanted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ponniyin Selvan 1 co-star Trisha to ‘stop talking’, Here’s why

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Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 has grabbed everyone’s attention, all thanks to the ensemble cast and the larger-than-life scale. But did you know Mani Ratnam told Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Trisha Krishnan to stop talking to each other on the movie sets?

That’s right! Trisha revealed in an interview that the director asked didn’t want them to get along as he didn’t want the camaraderie in the movie.

I, fortunately, got to meet her and interact with her on Day 1 of my shoot, and she is beautiful inside out. And it was challenging because we are not supposed to like each other too much in this film. But we got along pretty famously on set. There were times when Mani Ratnam sir would come and say – you guys are talking too much. Stop talking, I can’t have this camaraderie for my scene,” revealed Trisha recalling her shoot days with Aishwarya Rai to NDTV.


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She is lovely to work with and I’m sure everyone who worked with her would agree with me. She is so warm and is one of THE most hardworking actors I’ve worked with. She spoke Sen-Thamizh like how it has to be spoken. She was getting ready with us at 2 Am. I’m honoured that I could share screen space with her,” the Ponniyin Selvan actor concluded.

For the unversed, Trisha Krishnan plays Ilaya Piratti Kundavai Devi in the film and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan portrays the iconic character Nandini. The film also stars Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jayaram, and Prakash Raj who will be seen in pivotal roles.

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