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Ponniyin Selvan: Here's why Mani Ratnam's magnum opus is a special film for Trisha

The actress plays princess Kundavai in the film, which is an adaptation of Kalki's novel

Ponniyin Selvan: Here's why Mani Ratnam's magnum opus is a special film for Trisha
Trisha at Ponniyin Selvan promotions in Bengaluru
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Last Updated: 03.23 PM, Sep 22, 2022


Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: I is gearing up for release on September 30 and the team has been shuttling across the country promoting the film in an aggressive manner. The team comprising Vikram (crown prince Aditha Karikalan), Jayam Ravi (Arunmozhi Varman), Karthi (Vallavarayan Vanthiyathevan) Trisha (Kundavai) and Aishwarya Lekshmi (Poonguzhali) is currently in Bengaluru for the promotions. Speaking at the promotions, Trisha, who plays princess Kundavai in the film, said that the film is very special to her for a number of reasons and added that it was an honour to be part of the project.

She said, "One would think how much can the women characters in the film do, going back to that era. Today's women are empowered, but so were the women from that era. They had a voice. I felt like I was today's woman dressed up in the attire of people from that era. That's what made the film so special for me, the women characters. The  brilliant star cast, too, made our lives easier. It's an honour and a proud moment to be part of the film.`` The actress had earlier stated that it was always her dream to portray a princess in a film and that it came true with Mani Ratnam's project. She had also added that she worked hard on the looks and conversing in Sentamizh in the film.

While speaking at the press conference, Karthi added that every industry was coming up with big films and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan will be the next in the line. "This is a huge attempt by Mani sir and we are lucky to be part of it," he said. He also recalled his fond memories of Bengaluru and how he would drop in with his friends and window shop at MG Road and shop at Commercial Street. Vikram, who tried to speak in Kannada, won a lot of applause from the audience. "During the dubbing, I thought why not try delivering the dialogues in Kannada as well. I am sure I killed it," he said with a laugh.

Ponniyin Selvan is an adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy's novel of the same name. The film has music by AR Rahman, art direction by Thota Tharani, cinematography by Ravi Varman and editing by Sreekar Prasad.