Mani Ratnam’s ambitious magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan-1’ has finally hit the theatres and is being lauded by the masses.
One such admirer of the film turned out to be actor Abhishek Bachchan, whose wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also a part of ‘PS-1’.
Cheering for his wife and giving a shoutout to the makers and the crew, Abhishek took to his Instagram stories on Friday to share, “The day is finally here! #PS1 in theaters today, congratulations to the team who’ve put in years of hard work and excellence in making this masterpiece. Best wishes to #PonniyinSelvan1 #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #ManiRatnam.”
It is to be noted that Aishwarya has returned to the silver screens after a hiatus of four long years, her last film being the 2018 comedy-drama ‘Fanney Khan’.
Besides Aishwarya, ‘PS-1’ also stars Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan and Sobhita Dhulipala in key roles.
The film is already a hit among the masses as it minted Rs 80 crore worldwide on its first day itself, recording the biggest ever opening for Tamil cinema till date.
Based on author Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 Tamil novel of the same name, the film tells the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, one of the most powerful kings in the south who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I in the 10th century.
‘PS-1’ released on September 30 and has been jointly produced by Lyca Productions and Mani Ratnam’s Madras Talkies.