Vidya Balan's sister Priyamani is making her Bollywood debut
with Mani Ratnam's Raavan. The South actress plays the important
character of Raavan's (Abhishek Bachchan) sister Shoorpankha.
A source from the unit reveals, "Mani's production team
initially approached the South top actress Nayantara for the role
of Shoorpankha but she refused. Also many top Bollywood actresses
were approached for the role of Shoorpankha but they refused it
because they didn't want to play Abhishek Bachchan's sister.
Abhishek is a dishy actor, and not many actresses want to ruin
their chances of being paired romantically opposite him by playing
his sister in Raavan."
Priyamani will play Shoorpankha in the Tamil and Hindi versions,
just like Aishwarya is playing Sita in both versions. Priyamani won
the National Film Award for her role in the Tamil film Paruthi
Veeran (2006). She also won a Filmfare South Award for her role in
the Malayalam film Thirakkatha (2008).
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