Maniratnam is making a film titled Raavana, which is a his take on the contemporary interpretation of the epic. This film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Priyamani and others.
According to the Kollywood sources, Aish plays Sita and appears in a totally deglamourised role.
The film unit sources say that Aish was actually unhappy with the no-make-up role. But, she cannot say no to Mani Sir since it is he who introduced Aishwarya to the silver screen through Iruvar.
Even Maniratnam is said to have sympathized with the predicament of Aish and an overseas beautician has been summoned to make her up to look seeda-saada without sacrificing her position as one of the top ten beautiful women in the world.