Bipasha, who was roped in to play Mandodari, the wife of the eponymous antagonist, has now been dropped from the project for the reasons not yet clear. Some sources claim Bipasha’s role was making the film too long. She was also supposed to shoot an elaborate item song. Other sources allege that Bipasha’s part was turning out to be digression in the film’s plot. And there are also some rumours claiming that the other actresses - namely Aishwarya Rai and Priyamani - were getting insecure of Bipasha’s presence in the film and therefore had her ousted.
While the rumour seems just hogwash, Bipasha is truly sad over having lost the chance to act in ‘Raavan’, even though she had just a guest role. The disappointment is all the more aggravated because the actress had even done dress rehearsals for her role.
However, Bipasha is taking consolation from the fact that Mani Ratnam, the master storyteller, has promised to work with her in the future.