Did You Know How Many Craftsmen Handcrafted Aishwarya Rai’s Jewellery For ‘Ponniyin Selvan’?


New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to enchant the audience with her ethereal look as Queen Nandini in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming magnum opus drama ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.

It took 18 talented craftsmen to turn into reality the designs of three gifted designers who were assigned the task of designing jewellery for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor, in the film.

Only recently, the unit of the film chose to release the first look of Queen Nandini, played by Aishwarya Rai in the film.

The jewellery sported by the character Nandini in the film is handcrafted, and has been recreated to give audiences the impression that they were from the Chola era.

Sharing the first look poster on social media, Aishwarya wrote, “✨Vengeance has a beautiful face! Meet Nandini, the Queen of Pazhuvoor! #PS1 releasing in theatres on 30th September in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. 🗡@madrastalkies #ManiRatnam ✨”

Check out Aishwarya Rai’s enchanting first look as Nandini in the film, here:

The jewellery, designed by Kishandas and Co of Hyderabad, involved three artisans/jewellery designers while the making took around six months for the total process from inspiration, to studying history, to character specification and had 18 craftsmen working on it.

What Nandini is wearing consists of authentic art forms which include necklaces made in traditional kundan setting and a wide range of accessories including vanki, rings and jhumkas set in uncuts and precious gems which include emeralds, rubies and yellow sapphires.

“It is a dream collaboration to translate legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam sir’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ vision, and a great canvas to showcase our craftsmanship and exquisite detail to handcrafting traditional Indian jewellery,” says Pratiksha Prashant, spokesperson of Kishandas and Co.

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