Will Prabhas be Ravan and Shraddha Kapoor be Sita in the New Ramayan?

Will Prabhas be Ravan and Shraddha Kapoor be Sita in the New Ramayan?

Speculations about the casting in the three-part Ramayan being planned by Nitesh Tiwary and Madhu Mantena are just that – speculations
Will Prabhas be Ravan and Shraddha Kapoor be Sita in the New Ramayan?
Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor

Director Nitesh Tiwary and producer Madhu Mantena are going blue in the  face denying the amazing casting brainwaves  for  their three-part  feature film on the Ramayan  that they intend to collaborate on. While Hrithik Roshan as Rama is a possibility being seriously explored, Deeepika Padukone as  Sita was purely conjectural.

And now we read Shradha Kapoor has “turned down”  Luv Ranjan’s film with Ajay Devgan and Ranbir  to  play  Sita in Nitesh Tiwary’s Ramayan. Shradha is  the  leading lady  of Tiwary’s hit film  Chhichhore. Hence the  speculative casting.

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The truth is, she hasn’t been approached to  play Sita. A  source  in  the  know reveals, “Nitesh Tiwary and Madhu Mantena  will begin casting only after  Nitesh  completes  his screenplay for all the three parts of the Ramayan. Hrithik has verbally said  yes to Rama. But there is no Deepika or Shradha as  Sita. And certainly no Prabhas as Ravan. These are fans of  the  Ramayan and  of the stars mentioned, indulging in wishful thinking.”

It is unlikely that Prabhas will play Ravan to Hrithik’s Rama as Prabhas’ fans wouldn’t like to see him don a negative avatar. “We are  not even thinking of him or any other actor. Right now the full focus is on the writing,” says Nitesh Tiwary.

Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor were recently seen in the blockbuster Saaho. The multi-lingual film won mixed reviews from critics and cine-goers but was a huge hit at the box office especially down South.

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