Aishwarya Rai with Nag, Mahesh Babu!

Posted : January 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm IST by ManaTelugu

Aishwarya Rai, who has been taking a break from acting post birth of Aaradhya Bachchan, is all set to make a comeback. But the news is that she is making a bigger, grand reentry. Buzz is that Aishwarya is going to join with a Mani Ratnam film. Rumour mill says that Aishwarya has been signed for Mani Ratnam’s next.

Interestingly, the movie stars Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu in pivotal roles, say reports. Talk is that Aishwarya would pair up with Nagarjuna in the film. However, the female lead opposite Mahesh Babu is not yet finalized. Strangely, Mani hasn’t cast Abhishek Bachchan who earlier teamed up with him in Guru and Raavan, as the proposed project is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual. The yet-to-be-titled film is rumoured to be adaptation of classic Tamil novel Ponniyin Selvan. However, Mani Ratnam hasn’t revealed whether this is a new story or adaptation of the proposed novel. Considering that Nagarjuna’s previous combination with Mani Ratnam, Geetanjali, is a classic and this is first time combo with Mahesh Babu, expectations on this film are way too high even before a formal announcement.

Currently in pre-production phase, the proposed movie is expected to roll on from September or October. If all goes well, Telugu audiences could watch Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna and Aishwarya Rai in single frame. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.