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Ponniyin Selvan 1: Aishwarya Lekshmi says she desires to be like her character Poonguzhali

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Aishwarya Lekshmi

Actor Aishwarya Lekshmi will quickly be seen taking part in the function of the fierce Poonguzhali in director Mani Ratnam’s upcoming magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1. The actor says that she finds Poonguzhali very interesting and a lady that she needed to all the time turn out to be like.

According to the novel on which the film is predicated, Poonguzhali is the daughter of a ship man and rows herself. In a promotional video for the movie, Aishwarya stated, “Poonguzhali felt very sexy. Like she was the woman I wanted to be like. Everybody was in awe of her. And like I said, she was smart, she was strong. She could like row across oceans and she could do that like in two nights, three nights. It doesn’t matter to her.”

Aishwarya Lekshmi revealed that she, actually, was the primary individual within the lengthy checklist of actors, on whom the look take a look at was finished.

“For Poonguzhali’s look test, I could see that Eka had a lot of photographs, a lot of references. And we were trying to see what looks better for the character right now in our time. There was a lot of research and the first shot of the entire film was on me,” she stated. When requested if the entire course of was tough, the actor stated, “Every scene was tough. It is Mani sir we are talking about!”

Aishwarya Lekshmi, who has been a part of Malayalam and Tamil movies, additionally recalled the time when she obtained a name from Mani Ratnam’s manufacturing home Madras Talkies.

“In 2019 May or something, I got a call from Madras Talkies asking me to come and meet sir. Obviously, the reports were all over the papers because everybody was expecting sir to do Ponniyin Selvan next. After one and a half years of pre-production, I was the first person on whom they tried the look of the character,” Aishwarya shared.

Sharing an anecdote from behind the units, Aishwarya Lekshmi revealed that her co-star Karthi, who performs the function of Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan, used to all the time inform her how you can be round Mani Ratnam. She stated, “They (all co-stars) were fun to work with. Karthi sir used to just hold me back from asking Mani sir too many questions. Because he used to be an AD, he knows Mani sir’s mood. So, he’ll be like, ‘Don’t go.’ He did that all the time.”