Abhishek Bachchan will be seen in the role of a naxalite in Mani Ratnam's upcoming film RAAVANA. Earlier it was speculated that the actor plays a role of the mythological character. But, now the cat is finally out of the bag.
According to latest reports Abhishek Bachchan's character has been scripted on the life of the well known Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy. As it is, Mani Ratnam always loves to add contemporary history in his plotlines.
In order to make Abhishek's character convincing, Mani Ratnam has done painstaking research on the Maoist leader to put the things into perspective.
The film also assumes significance since the country Maoist violence and it would be interesting to watch how Mani Ratnam has dealt with this sensitive subject in the film.