Bipasha Basu to play Mandodari, wife of Ravana, played by Abhishek Bachchan in Mani Ratnam’s Raavana. Earlier this role is offered to Nayanathara, who denied because of date problems. Mani Ratnam i had been looking for an actress who would be perfectly suited to play Ravana’s wife, Mandodari.
The suspense is now over. Bipasha Basu has been signed on to play Mandodari, who was Ravana’s favourite wife. A source from the industry says, “Bipasha immediately said yes to the role. She had agreed to do it a month ago but Mani Ratnam had given her strict instructions not to talk about it.”