As per the sources, both Aishwarya and Abhishek share close bond with Ratnam. As she started her career with his Tamil film Iruvar, while Abhishek had his career’s two blockbuster films – Yuva and Guru with him. It is said that during the shoots of Guru, Abhishek and Aishwarya fell in love, also the last time they shared a screen together was in his Raavan. Therefore, they are likely accept the offer of Ratnam’s third film as well.
Mani Ratnam recent released Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai, starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Karthi in the lead.