Nayantara is in no mood of becoming Abhishek Bachchan's sister.
Well Abhishek is not longing for a sister but just that the
southern diva has turned down an offer to star with him. Mani
Ratnam had approached Nayantara to play Shoorpankha"s character in
his magnum opus Raavan but she turned it down since the character
did not interest her.
There are rumours that the scripting team missed out the
important character of Shoorpankha while making the first draft.
It's only now when a chunk of the movie has been shot have the
realised the missing character of Raavan's sister Shoorpankha. Mani
has now approached National Award winning actress Priyamani to play
the role and she has given her nod.
Raavan is a modern day adaptation of the epic Ramayana. Tamil
superstar Vikram will be playing Ram with Aishwarya Bachchan
playing the role of Sita. Abhishek Bachchan will play the evil
character of Raavan who kidnaps Sita. The movie which is also
simultaneously being made in Tamil is expected to hit the theatres
in January 2010.