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Blockbuster Announcement: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Yash to Star in Nitesh Tiwari’s ‘Ramayana’

According to credible reports, Ranbir Kapoor has been finalized to essay the role of Lord Ram

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INDIA. Mumbai: Nitesh Tiwari’s much-anticipated cinematic venture, “Ramayana,” is set to make a significant announcement this Diwali, sending ripples of excitement throughout the industry. With an impressive star cast comprising Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and the renowned Yash from “KGF,” this ambitious mythological film had faced a roadblock in its production due to the search for a suitable actor to portray the pivotal character of Raavan.

According to credible reports, Ranbir Kapoor has been finalized to essay the role of Lord Ram, while Alia Bhatt is expected to breathe life into the character of Sita. Speculations about Deepika Padukone bagging the lead role had circulated earlier, but recent sightings of Bhatt at the DNEG office have given rise to fresh speculations. 

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A trusted source close to the project shared insights, stating, “The pre-visualization of the film’s world has already been meticulously carried out, and the team is currently conducting extensive look tests with Ranbir Kapoor, aiming to achieve the perfect portrayal of Lord Ram. Alia Bhatt’s visit to the office was primarily to ensure that the appearance of Ranbir aligns seamlessly with the character’s essence, as nailing the visual aspect is a crucial first step before proceeding with the physical transformation.” 

The on-screen chemistry between Ranbir and Alia has captivated cinephiles in the past, and fans eagerly anticipate witnessing their enchanting performances once again, following the massive success of their previous trilogy film, “Brahmastra.”

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Addressing the casting choices, the source further revealed, “Alia Bhatt was initially the preferred choice for the role of Sita, but due to scheduling conflicts and various other reasons, the project couldn’t materialize at that time. However, with the project experiencing unforeseen delays, director Nitesh Tiwari and producer Madhu Mantena have returned to their original choice, and Alia Bhatt is thrilled to embark on a character that holds the potential for a lasting impact. Similarly, Ranbir Kapoor is brimming with enthusiasm as he prepares to embark on this divine journey as Shri Ram.” 

In terms of Yash’s involvement, the source mentioned, “While Yash has yet to sign the dotted lines, producer Madhu Mantena exhibits utmost confidence in securing Yash’s participation. Some minor issues need resolution, and once they are addressed, director Nitesh Tiwari and producer Madhu Mantena will proceed to finalize the agreement with Yash.”

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The esteemed film, “Ramayana,” is a joint production venture led by industry stalwarts Allu Aravind, Madhu Mantena, and Namit Malhotra. Under the proficient direction of Nitesh Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar, the project is slated to commence filming by the end of this year or at the outset of the next. 

Film enthusiasts eagerly await further updates and developments surrounding this highly-anticipated project, poised to carve a significant niche in the world of cinema.

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