With the recent release of Ponniyin Selvan 2, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has once again become the center of attention. While the movie has been a huge success, no one can deny that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has brought the character of Nandini to life on the screen. This outcome doesn’t come as a surprise, as filmmaker Mani Ratnam and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan always deliver their best when working together.
Throughout their collaborations, such as Aishwarya Rai’s debut film Iruvar, Guru, Raavan, PS-1, she has consistently showcased her full potential under Mani Ratnam’s direction. Another filmmaker who comes close to recognizing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s talent is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Audiences have praised him for recognizing her potential and investing substantial resources, time, and effort into their projects. After the success of Guru, Mani Ratnam announced the film Raavan, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. In the Tamil version, the role played by Abhishek Bachchan was reprised by Vikram, who portrays the character of Aditya Karaikalan, the great Chola Emperor in PS-1 & PS-2.
Recently, an old interview with Mani Ratnam resurfaced on Reddit and went viral in no time. After the failure of Raavan, Amitabh Bachchan commented that uneven editing had disrupted the narrative of the film. In response, Mani Ratnam stated that people will always have various opinions and that he did not seek validation from Amitabh Bachchan. As per the sources, he said, “That is his opinion. I am not bothered about it. And I am not here in the industry to get marks from Amitabh Bachchan. We have made a film after two years of hardwork. Anyone can comment on it.”
Not in the industry to get marks from Bachchan – Mani Ratnam
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And, now many netizens have come forward to express their thoughts on the matter:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Mani Ratnam Bond
The incident mentioned earlier did not have any impact on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s relationship with Mani Ratnam. Even Abhishek Bachchan showed his support by attending the Mumbai screening of Ponniyin Selvan 2. Interestingly, Chiyaan Vikram shares a close bond with the couple as well. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also shared how Mani Ratnam has a special fondness for her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. She mentioned that he allowed Aaradhya to clap the slate, a privilege he rarely grants his actors. Abhishek also expressed that he considers this performance by his wife as her best.
Fans are now eager to see more of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in movies, as they believe she is an incredibly talented actress who deserves to be seen more often on the big screen. Aishwarya always manages to stun at the Cannes Film Festival, representing India with grace and elegance. Despite facing numerous challenges, including his health issues, Mani Ratnam persevered to bring Ponniyin Selvan to life. The strong and well-developed female characters in the film have been widely appreciated by fans.
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