Bipasha Basu will soon be seen in a new avatar in Mani Ratnam's next. The sassy actress will essay the role of Mandodari, Raavana's wife, opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Raavan.
Speculation was rife that Aishwarya Bachchan might play the role opposite hubby Abhishek, but it is Bips who has bagged the offer. While Aishwarya plays Sita, Vikram plays her husband Rama in the film.
Although Raavana married several times, Mandodari is believed to be his favourite wife. She was Raavan's well-wisher but protested against his misdeeds.
"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.
It has also been revealed that the Bong beauty will have a 40-minute role in the film along with an item number.