‘Blessed to work with Mani garu’, says Aishwarya Rai Bacchan

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has reunited with her guru, Mani Ratnam, for ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’. The actress will be seen essaying a dual role in this period drama. Speaking about reuniting with her guru, Aishwarya shared at a recent event, “I worked in my first film with Mani garu, who is my guru. I regard myself blessed that I got the opportunity to start my journey as an actor working with him. He’s the perfect school and the perfect guru.”
She went on to laud the filmmaker and added, “I didn’t come with any formal training, I just dived in and got to work with him. But experience is the best teacher. It’s spiritual and divine. We always talk about the foundation and approach to work, the work ethics and the way you focus on the art and the creativity itself and not the peripherals because that goes with the turf and isn’t the focal point in your creative journey. And what better place for me to have begun my approach to my craft than with Mani sir!”