Aishwarya Rai feels Nandini from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam again after 23 years: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a diva and this fact cannot be denied. Watching her on the silver screen is always a visual treat for her fans. Aishwarya Rai has spoken of playing the character of Nandini in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and then playing another character by the same name in ‘Ponniyin Selvan I and II’.
Aishwarya Rai talks about playing the titular role of Nandini in her 1999 blockbuster ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ opposite Salman Khan and then playing the role of Rani Nandini in the 2022 Tamil film Ponniyin Selvan I. She will be seen as Nandini once again in Ponniyin Selvan II, which will hit the theaters on April 28.
Aishwarya Rai at Promotional event of PS2:
At a promotional press conference in Mumbai Yesterday, Aishwarya was asked about reprising her role of Nandini on screen. She said, “Beautiful coincidence na. It’s amazing na ki aisa hua bhi hai. In fact, yes even Nandini in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was very, very memorable. She has lived on people’s hearts and I am so, so thankful that I got to play Nandini then too and she has remained special for the audience and of course to me.
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And that was with Sanjay Bhansali ji and today of course with my Mani garu I got to play Nandini in Ponniyan Selvan. I mean that’s just tremendously a blessing that I got to play such strong women, such layered women and women with character that touches the lives of so many women out there. There is a relatability, so I’m very very very grateful.”
About Nnandini character from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam movie:
Aishwarya first played the character of Nandini in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Aishwarya was shown in a traditional outfit in the film. Her character was in love with Salman Khan’s Sameer but was forced to marry Ajay Devgn’s Vanraj, who attempted to reunite the two lovers.
About Nnandini character from PS2 movie:
Aishwarya has a double role in Ponniyin Selvan II. She played the role of Rani Nandini in the first part which featured a small glimpse of her as the old and mute Mandakini or Oomai Rani. The second part will revolve around both their characters.
Yesterday, Aishwarya appeared in a white Anarkali at the Mumbai press conference. She was seated next to her PS2 co-star Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala and her other co-stars including music director AR Rahman and director Mani Ratnam were also present. The film is all set to hit the screens on 28 April.