Recently, there were many reports that the producers of the film had roped in the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the role of Raja Dashrath.However, a source close to the film informed ETimes that it is not Big B but Arun Govil who was approached for direction by Nitesh Tiwari. After all, there will be a connection between the current Ramayan and the Ramayan of the former Ramanand Sagar!
According to other reports circulating, Sunny Deol will be seen essaying the role of Hanuman, Lara Dutta will play the role of Kaikeyi and Rakul Preet Singh will be seen as Shurpanakha in the film.
Rakul Preet Singh to essay the role of Shurpanakha in Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Ramayana': Reports
The shooting of 'Ramayana' is scheduled to begin in March 2024, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi. Sunny Deol will join the shoot in May, with Yash joining in July. The team aims to complete filming after Yash's scenes, targeting a Diwali 2025 release. Additionally, it has been reported that Ranbir Kapoor has traveled to Los Angeles for pre-visualization work with the visual effects company he has hired.
The latest film directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor, 'Bawaal'. The film received mixed reviews from audiences and critics.