Speaking of reuniting with her “guru” Mani Ratnam for Ponniyin Selvan: I, Aishwarya previously said, “It has always been a pleasure working with Mani Ratnam. Be it my first film or this one, nothing has changed after so many years of working with him. I want to thank him for introducing me to cinema through Iruvar. He was my teacher and will continue to be.” According to initial estimates, “Ponniyin Selvan: I” grossed over Rs 20 crore net at the domestic box office on day one.
Ponniyin Selvan: I tells a fictional story of the Chola Dynasty. The creators plan to release the second part of the film in nine months. Aside from Aishwarya, the film also stars Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Sobhita Dhulipala, among others. The film was released in five languages - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada.