Actress Shalini who's started her cinema journey as a child artist in the 90s has left the industry exactly 20 years ago after tying the knot with Kollywood's top actor Ajith Kumar.

Shalini and Ajith fell madly in love at the sets of 'Amarkalam' after the actor has accidentally injured her with a knife during the movie shoot.

The couple got married in the year 2001, and now 20 years later, news is making rounds that Shalini will be playing an important role in Mani Ratnam's magnum opus 'Ponniyan Selvan'.

It is rumoured that director Mani Ratnam has convinced Shalini to take up the role, and Ajith is also happy with Shalini's decision to return to cinema with such a strong role.

However, no official confirmation has been made regarding this news yet.