The makers of the much ambitious magnum opus Ramayana are planning to get Baahubali star Prabhas on board for their epic drama
Nitesh Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar are all set to narrate the epic story ever from the roots of India namely Ramayana. The film has been announced some days ago and shooting will be commencing next year. As per the latest reports, Hrithik Roshan will play Rama and Deepika Padukone has been roped in to essay Sita in Ramayana. Speculations on Tollywood top star Prabhas roped in to play the role of Ravana is doing rounds across the B-town.
Is Prabhas Playing Ravana in Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana?
A source said, “Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra, and Madhu Mantena have collaborated for the first time to make India’s most ambitious project and are producing Ramayana with Nitesh Tiwari helming it. “Recently while talking to an entertainment portal, Director Nitesh Tiwari had exclaimed; “After Chhichhore, I’m going to do Ramayana which got announced sometime back. We are conceptualising right now. It’s a trilogy that we are planning and we are trying to see the best possible way to make it.”
Ask him if Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone have been roped in as Ram and Sita in Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana, he brushes the rumour aside. “We are still at the concept level. We haven’t even thought of the casting.” But another well-placed source in the production revealed that it’s indeed going to be the first time that Duggu and Dippy will share screen space. Not just that, they also have a popular superstar Prabhas essaying the role of Ravana.
The source revealed
“The makers have given the film a budget of Rs 600 crore which is also the highest ever that has been sanctioned for an Indian film. It will be released across India in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. So they have already bounced the idea off to Prabhas. The team wants the Baahubali star, Prabhas to come on board to play Ravana because they feel he will add more personality to the character.”
“He also has the build of Ravana and with Hrithik and Deepika playing Ram and Sita; it will be perfect casting, too. But the deal has not been locked. They have just initiated talks and Prabhas and his team will decide whether they want to play a role of ‘Ravana’ in Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial Ramayana or not”; The source further added.
If this turns out to be true, it’s going to be huge!