Aishwarya Rai as Queen Nandini in Mani Ratnam’s 'Ponniyin Selvan'
Aishwarya Rai as Queen Nandini in Mani Ratnam’s 'Ponniyin Selvan' Image Credit: Twitter

On the heels of releasing the first looks of Vikram as Aditya Karikalan and Karthi as Vanthiyathevan from director Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, the makers of the much-awaited epic film on Wednesday released the first look of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Queen Nandini in the film.

Lyca Productions, which is producing ‘PS1’ along with Ratnam’s Madras Talkies, tweeted the first look picture of Rai Bachchan in the film and said: “Vengeance has a beautiful face! Meet Nandini, the queen of Pazhuvoor!”

The film, the first part of which will release on September 30 this year, will release in five languages — Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.

‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is based on the classic Tamil novel ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ by eminent writer Kalki. The film, called by Ratnam as his dream project, will be among the most expensive projects ever undertaken in the country.

Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman is scoring the music for this epic historical.