Bipasha to play Abhishek’s wife

Now the sexy Bipasha Basu will be seen in a traditional avatar. She has been decided to play Mandodari, Ravan’s wife opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’. Although Ravan has been married couple of times, Mandodari always remains his favorite. She always instructed him to follow the right path.

"Bipasha immediately said yes to the role. She had agreed to the role but Mani Ratnam had given her strict instructions not to reveal the details," a source said.

"Bipasha is believed to be extremely excited about her new role and her look in the film. She will join the unit of Raavana from mid-September," the source added.

Mani’s ‘Raavan’ is turning fruiter day by day with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing Sita, Vikram as Ram, Govinda as Hanuman, Abhishek Bachchan as Ravan and Bipasha Basu as Mandodari.

It is learnt that Mani at first approached Sushmita Sen for the role of Mandodari but when Sush refused he turned up to Bips and she readily accepted.