Anushka Shetty might be playing the lead role in Mani Ratnam's “Ponniyin Selvan”

Renowned filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who has given some superhit films is gearing up for his upcoming film titled "Ponniyin Selvan". Latest news has it that Anushka Shetty has been approached to play one of the lead roles.

"Ponniyin Selvan" is going to be a historical film and the story line is based on life of Chola Emperor Arulmozhi. One of the female lead characters in this film will be played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. This epic film is also going to have another talented actress, none other than our very own “Mahanati” fame Keerthy Suresh. Now, Anushka Shetty, who gained immense fame as Devasena from the epic blockbuster hit “Baahubali” series, might be a part of Mani Ratnam’s film. However, she has not yet signed the dotted line.  There were also reports on the internet saying that, Mani Ratnam has even approached Nayanthara for this role but later there was no update on this.

On the work front, Anushka Shetty will be seen in two Telugu films "Nishabdam" and "Rampachodavaram". While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in "Jasmine Story Of A Leased Womb" and "Gulab Jamun". Keerthy will be seen in “Inaa Ishtam Nuvvu”.

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