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18 Years Before 'PS-1', Aishwarya Went Bad & Shocked Everyone With Her Betrayal In 2004 Film

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made a comeback to the big screen after four years with Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: 1 aka PS-1 

In the film, she plays the character of Nandini, a Pazhuvoor queen, the antagonist who schemes the fall of Adithya Karikalan (Vikram) & orders the supposed assassination of Ponniyin Selvan (Jayam Ravi).

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The film has opened to a massive response at the box office & is receiving a lot of love from the audiences with special praise towards Aishwarya’s act.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Aishwarya played an antagonist on the big screen.

18 years before the release of PS-1, Aishwarya went bad & left everyone shocked with her “great betrayal”.

The film was Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2004 hit Khakee.

Also starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar & Tusshar Kapoor, Khakee is remembered even today for that shocking pre-climactic sequence when audiences are made aware of Aishwarya’s cruel intentions.

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The film is about a group of cops who are escorting a dreaded terrorist from Chandangarh to Mumbai while trying to escape the deadly attacks from an ex-cop turned criminal.

While Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar & Tusshar Kapoor play cops in the film, Atul Kulkarni is the terrorist & Ajay Devgn plays the main antagonist.

Also joining the cops on their road trip is a school teacher played by Aishwarya who becomes their informant.

During the trip, Akshay’s corrupt cop falls head over heels in love with Aishwarya’s character.

However, in one of the biggest plot twists of all time in Hindi cinema, it is revealed in the pre-climax that Aishwarya was in fact the double agent & Ajay’s girlfriend.

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Her great betrayal leads to the brutal killing of Akshay and the scene is often considered one of the most heart-breaking ones by many.

Check it out below:

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Now, years later, Aishwarya has once again taken up the role of an antagonist & is nailing it.

She will reprise her role as Nandini in PS-2 & the audiences are expected to finally witness the massive showdown between her character & Adithya Karikalan.

PS-1 also stars Karthi & Trisha Krishnan in lead roles & is currently playing in theatres.

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