Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be joining hands with her favourite director Mani Ratnam for a big budget bilingual that is expected to be a period drama. And if reports are to be believed, Aishwarya’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan too has been approached for the same.
Mani Ratnam, who has been focusing on varied genres of late, seems to have found his next script in a period drama of the Chola Empire era. According to recent reports, the filmmaker is keen on making a film on the book Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy.
The book, however, is a five volume series based on Chola King Rajaraja Chola I, his journey of being Arulmozhivarman to the king. These reports have it that Mani is keen on making it a franchise of sorts and not surprisingly, they are keen on making it as grand as the Bahubali franchise.