Ash-Abhiâ€™s intimate scene dropped
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan’s intimate scene in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’ may be an added advantage of the film but the director chose to edit it as the issue is very sensitive and it may hurt the sentiment of the religious people. Mani is playing safe by dropping the love-making session of Ash who plays a married woman and Abhi a kidnapper.
‘Raavan’ is a modern day adaptation of the great ancient epic, ‘Ramayan’. Here’s showing Ash being kidnapped by Abhi and during their stay, Ash falls for Abhi. Confirming the news an insider said, “There was also a love-making scene between Ash and Abhishek in the script but Mani decided to do away with it after realising the sensitivity of the subject. Even though he may deny it, the fact remains that the film is a modern day adaptation of the epic, with the focus being on the Ravana-Sita chapter."
The shooting of the film took place in high security as the director did not want any clippings to get leaked in the public.