With the casting of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in Mani Ratnam’s “Raavana”, every one assumed that they are playing the roles of Rama and Sita.
According to sources, Abhishek plays Raavana the demon King and Bipasha Basu plays the role of his wife Mandodari while Vikram and Aishwarya play the roles of Sita and Rama. Bipasha features in an item song and a full-fledged role beside Abhishek.
Initially, Sushmita Sen was to play the role of Mandodari but she opted out because of her commitment to produce her own film “Jhansi Rani”.
Bipasha has completed her shoot for “Raavana” and is now busy with Priyadarashan’s untitled film with Akshaye Khanna and Ajay Devgan.