Bipasha Basu was touted to play
the role of Mandodari in Raavan.
Earlier, the film’s director
Mani Ratnam had plans to sign up
Nayanthara, which did not materialize
due to date issues.
However, the recent buzz is that
the director has decided to do away
with the role entirely. Apparently,
Mani Ratnam felt that he could not
do enough justice to the role and
there were chances that it could
be reduced to a mere item number.
Considering all this, Mani decided
to chop off the role. This puts
an end to the rumors that Aishwarya
Rai Bachchan was insecure of her
role should the Mandodari character
be given prominence.