Director Nitesh Tiwari is gearing up to bring the grand epic of Ramayana to the silver screen, creating a buzz of anticipation. Following the lukewarm response to Adipurush, there is heightened scrutiny on Tiwari to deliver a compelling rendition of Lord Ram’s saga. The stakes are high, and fans are hopeful that this cinematic portrayal will do justice to the revered narrative.
For the pivotal role of Lord Ram, Nitish Tiwari has chosen the talented Ranbir Kapoor. Joining him is Sai Pallavi, set to grace the screen as Goddess Sita, while Yash takes on the formidable character of Ravana, and Sunny Deol steps into the shoes of Hanuman. Lara Dutta is reported to be in consideration for the role of Kaikeyi, with ongoing talks with Vijay Sethupathi for the significant part of Vibhishana.
Adding to the star-studded cast, Rakul Preet Singh is now in discussions for the role of Shurpanakha, a character crucial to the plot as the catalyst behind the rivalry between Lord Ram and Ravana. Sources close to the project suggest that discussions have been ongoing, and Rakul Preet Singh is close to finalizing her involvement.
Excitement surrounds the project as Ramayana is slated to commence filming in March 2024, kicking off with the shoots of Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi. Sunny Deol is expected to join in May, while Yash is set to be a part of the production in July. The film is planned to be shot in multiple parts, with the conclusion of the first part, titled “Ramayana: Part One,” anticipated after Yash completes his shoot in July. However, it’s important to note that nothing has been officially confirmed yet, keeping fans on the edge of their seats awaiting further updates on this cinematic spectacle.