Meet the Queen of Ponniyin Selvan...Here's the first look poster of dashing Aishwarya Rai!

(This article is authored by Alar) 

After revealing the first-look posters of Chiyaan Vikram and Karthi from Mani Ratnam's world of 'Ponniyin Selvan', the movie team has now provided an eye-treat poster by unveiling the Queen. Veteran actor Aishwarya Rai is playing the role of Nandini, the Queen in Ponniyin Selvan and her character poster was released on Wednesday in the midst of growing avidity among the fans to relish the movie, which has been a dream project for Kollywood for several decades. 

According to the original novel, Aishwarya Rai will be playing the role of Nandini, who is the Queen of Pazhuvoor. As a cunning woman, she plays the role of destroying the Chola empire as a tit for tat for killing the Pandya king by marrying the great Paluvetarayar who was very influential in the Chola empire. In the unveiled poster, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is seen in saree, with long hair, and mesmerising eyes, and as an epitome of beauty but with vengeance.

Lyca Productions, which bankrolls the movie, took to Twitter and wrote, "Vengeance has a beautiful face! Meet Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada." An interesting Part is, According to the story of the film, Nandini is the wife of  Periya Pazhuvettraraiyar. As per reports from the makers' side, actor Sarathkumar has played the role of a  Periya Pazhuvettraraiyar. With this, it is confirmed that actress Aishwarya Rai has acted opposite Sarathkumar.

Ponniyin Selvan is based on the novel written by Kalki Krishnamurthy under the same name and the fans are just two months ahead to relish this humongous project that took years to materialize. As the motion poster has been released, it has been reported that the teaser of the movie would get released by this month. The epic historical story has roped in legends and the movie will be getting released in five languages - Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. 

While Mani Ratnam has helmed the project, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Vikram Prabhu, Ashwin, Sarathkumar, Parthiban, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Rahman, Nizhalgal Ravi, Vijayakumar, Nassar, and Balaji Sakthivel will play important roles. Interestingly, AR Rahman composed the music while Kabilan and Venba Geethayan penned the lyrics for the songs and Jayamohan has written the dialogues. The shooting of the film has been completed and the final stages are underway after several changes.