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Trisha on Ponniyin Selvan 2: Every actor's dream is to work at least once in a Mani Ratnam film

The actress heaps praise on the filmmaker and opens up about her co-stars

Trisha on Ponniyin Selvan 2: Every actor's dream is to work at least once in a Mani Ratnam film

Mani Ratnam and Trisha

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 07.09 AM, Apr 29, 2023

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The impact Trisha created with her character Kundavai in Ponniyin Selvan 1 needs no introduction. She was the scene-stealer in the first part of the franchise helmed by Mani Ratnam. Her graceful poise, chemistry with Karthi and combination scenes with Aishwarya and Sobhita among others made the character one of her career best portrayals.  

Ponniyin Selvan 2, which hit the screens yesterday, too, has her oozing regality effortlessly in a few sequences. Her romantic sequence with Karthi followed by the beautifully filmed Aga Naga song, a scene with her on-screen siblings Karikalan and Arunmozhi Varman played by Vikram and Ravi, and a crucial dramatic sequence with Prakash Raj are a testament to her effective presence.  


Working in the magnum opus, she says, made her completely realize the meaning of the word gratitude. "I couldn't have asked for anything more. Be it a new actor or an accomplished artist, his or her dream is to act at least once in a Mani Ratnam film," the actress says, adding that she had a whale of a time working with her co-stars.

Trisha proudly says that as a woman she never felt so comfortable in the company of men before and thanks Vikram, Karthi and Jayam Ravi for their chivalrous nature. "Vikram is my oldest industry friend. Aishwarya Lekshmi and I would torture him a lot during the movie's promotions. Sobhita is a crazy and an intelligent person, she's so poetic," Trisha says.

Karthi and Trisha in Aga Naga song
Karthi and Trisha in Aga Naga song

She remembers Karthi teaching her to ride a bike long ago and is content with finding a buddy in him. "I have known Ravi for around 20 years. His happiness means a lot to me. I have had good moments while spending time with Aishwarya Rai as well. I'm looking forward to meeting her while she comes down to Chennai for theatre visits," Trisha smiles.