Abhishek Bachchan:Not playing Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy in ‘Raavana’

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Its the duty of the actor to tackle the comments made on him in a intelligent manner. Thats what Abhishek Bachchan also did.

Recently, there was news in media reporting that Abhishek’s character in Mani Ratnam’s Raavana is not only based on the life of Raavana but also on Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. It added that Abhishek plays the role of Veera, a naxalite leader of the downtrodden villagers in eastern Madhya Pradesh.

But Junior Bachchan has completely denied the news. “. My character in Raavan is NOT based on any Maoist leader. Hope I’ve set the record straight!,” he tweeted “Spent the day with Mani Rathnam deciding promotional strategies for Raavan. Will put up a first looks asap,” he added.

Raavana, said to be the modern adaptation of the epic Ramayana, revolves around Ravana, the ruler of Lanka, who kidnapped Sita. The story culminates with Sita taking the side of Raavana instead of Rama, who suspects her chastity after having spent so much time in Raavana’s custody.

Vikram plays the villain. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai are the lead pair in Hindi, while Vikram plays the lead opposite Aishwarya in Tamil. Music is by Oscar winning A.R. Rahman. Raavana is produced by Mani Ratnam’s sister Sharda under Ratnam’s banner Madras Talkies.


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