New Delhi: The trailer and audio launch event of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan took place in Chennai yesterday. The event was attended by prominent personalities from the industry. South megastar Rajnikant was the chief guest along with Kamal Hassan. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be seen playing the role of Nandhini also graced the event.
Aishwarya looked beautiful as usual in a black and silver ensemble. Apart from all the glitzy personalities and extravaganzas, what caught the netizens’ eyes was when Aishwarya touched Rajnikant’s feet and hugged him as a greeting. Many videos and pictures of the moment were circulated by internet users.
Superstar @rajinikanth in #PONNIYINSELVAN Trailer and Songs Launch
With @ManiRatnamFC @my_aishwarya #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #aishwaryarai #Rajinikanth #PonniyinSelvantrailer #PonniyinSelvan1 #jailer #Chennai pic.twitter.com/mvxJw3TB30
— Pratheesh Sekhar (@propratheesh) September 6, 2022
The gesture impressed netizens as many appreciated her for embracing Indian culture. Not only this, but the actress was also seen running to meet the film’s director and her mentor Mani Ratnam. She was seen hugging him as soon as she saw him.
One Twitter user wrote, “The way she ran to her mentor and that wholesome hug to her guru. Respect 😇 Aish U Stole my ❤️…”
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The way she ran to her Mentor and that wholesome hug to her Guru. Respect 😇
— أسري🐿️ (@nameis_asri) September 6, 2022
It is to be mentioned that, in Ponniyin Selvan, Aishwarya will be seen in dual roles. She will play queen Nandini, the princess of Pazhuvoor, who is on a mission to seek vengeance, as well as Mandakini Devi. ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ will come in two parts. This is the first part of the film. According to media reports, the budget for this film is around Rs 500 crore. Significantly, many veteran stars are seen together in the film. South superstars including Chiyan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, and Trisha are seen, while Bollywood diva Aishwarya Rai is also seen with them.