Aishwarya Learned Tamil for Upcoming Movie Raavana

Aishwarya Rai made her debut in Tamil film industry with filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar in 1997 however her lines were dubbed by a professional. Aishwarya’s mother tongue is Tulu, she wasn’t well-versed with Tamil, and now 13 years later, Aishwarya is working with the filmmaker again for the Hindi-Tamil bilingual Ravan, and she took up the challenge to dub for it herself in Tamil.  
“Just when Raavana was beginning, Aishwarya assured Mani sir that by the time the film was completed, she would be ready to dub her own lines for the Tamil version. Mani sir took the matter lightly and had arranged for a Tamil voice which matched the actress’ voice perfectly. But Aishwarya had made up her mind. She kept laughing off Mani sir’s uncertainties about her ability to get the Tamil diction right, and continued working on her language skills.” said sources.   
“Aishwarya has completed dubbing the Hindi version of Raavana. Now she has now begun dubbing for the Tamil version. No one can tell from her voice that she isn’t a Tamilian.” sources confirmed