Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a prominent Bollywood actress, has established herself as a leading star in the Indian film industry. While she has collaborated with many filmmakers, her association with legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam has been particularly noteworthy. The upcoming release of her film Ponniyin Selvan 2 has created a lot of buzz among her fans.
Interestingly, Aishwarya’s character in Ponniyin Selvan 2 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s iconic film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam share the same name, Nandhini. The on-screen chemistry between Aishwarya and Salman Khan in Bhansali’s film was a huge success, and their real-life romance further endeared them to fans.
During a promotional event for Ponniyin Selvan 2, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reflected on her experience playing Nandhini in both films. As per India Today’s report, she said, “What a coincidence. It’s amazing, na? Even Nandini in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was very, very memorable. She has lived in people’s hearts, and I’m so thankful that I got to play Nandini then too. She had remained special to the audience and, of course, to me. That was Sanjay Bhansali ji, and today, for my Mani Garu, I got to play Nandini in Ponniyin Selvan. That’s just tremendously a blessing to have gotten to play such strong women, such layered women and women with a character that touches the lives of so many women out there. There’s reliability, and I am very, very, very grateful.”
Aishwarya further added that she owes her opportunity to play Nandhini again to Mani Ratnam, and it is a blessing to play such a strong character on-screen. She expressed her gratitude and said that she would always say yes to him if he offers her any role in the future.
In conclusion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s talent and versatility as an actress have made her one of the most sought-after stars in Bollywood. Her association with Mani Ratnam has been fruitful for both of them, and her upcoming release, Ponniyin Selvan 2, promises to be a great addition to her filmography.