Well, Mani Ratnam is making a bilingual film which is based on the popular epic Ramayana. It is well known that in the Tamil version Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, and Prithviraj represent the mythological Sita, Ram and Ravan respectively.
Apart from this tremendous star cast, it has been said that the film also will include Priyamani, the national award winning actress and the pride of Tamil Nadu. Earlier it was rumoured that Prithviraj and Priyamani will play a couple, which meant she would represent Ramayan’s Mandodari, which would limit her scope for performance to tear-jerking and looking melancholy. But now, there is an interesting rumour doing rounds, which has surprised the entire Kollywood – Priyamani would play Prithviraj’s sister in this film, which means she represents “Shoorpanaka” in this modern take on Ramayana. If that is true, we are in for a treat! Imagine, the talented actress playing the perpetrator of Ramayana, a very important role. It gives her a chance to portray an entire gamut of emotions – love, jealousy, frustration, anger and revenge. The sexy-eyed actress will definitely give a stellar performance that might win her yet another national award.
Mani Ratnam has always been fascinated with the epics of India. It could be recalled that he adapted the story of Karan (Mahabharat) into Thalapathy with Rajni playing the mythological hero.