Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has just completed the first part of the highly anticipated movie magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan. Led by Mani Ratnam, the film stars a huge cast and has been shooting in recent months. The actress is now said to have signed her next play and it is an Indo-American film.
According to a news tabloid report, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has signed a film called The Letter, which is based on the book by Rabindranath Tagore Three Women. The film will be directed by Fusion singer-songwriter and playwright Isheeta Ganguly. Confirming the news, Ganguly told News18, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play the lead role in the film. While the play was called Three Women, we changed the name and titled our film The Letter as the film is based on the letter of Kadambari Devi who was Tagore’s sister-in-law. “I’m very happy that Aishwarya loved the script and agreed to be part of my directorial debut.”
Ganguly wanted to make the film in Hindi, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan suggested continuing with English. She revealed: “Aishwarya and I were in a discussion before the pandemic happened. At first I was looking to do it as a Hindi movie. When he read the script he felt that the film would fly in English given the bourgeois American sensibility of the story. “It was her belief that I decided to make it an Indo-American film.”
Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will star in Mani Ratnam’s dream work, which is based on the most famous book of Tamil literature. Ponniyin Selvan, based in the Chola Dynasty. Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jayachithra, Rahman, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin Kakamanu, Vijay Yesudas, Lal, Nasser, Ramakz, Mo , Arjun Chidambaram, Babu Antony, Vinodhini, Balaji Sakthivel and Parthiban star in this magnum opus project.
AR Rahman composes the music. Elango Krishnan, Kabilan, Siva Ananth and Krithika Nelson are the lyricists. National Award winners Ravi Varman and Sreekar Prasad will work in photography and editing respectively. Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel have written the script and Jeyamohan has worked on the dialogues. The film was shot in Hyderabad, Thailand, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry and Pollachi. The film is scheduled for the summer of 2022.
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