It was earlier reported that Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan will be joining hands for Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana.
Last Updated: 07.38 AM, Jan 29, 2023
Nitesh Tiwari has frequently discussed the idea of adapting the Ramayan for the big screen. Earlier, it was reported that Nitesh Tiwari and his producers Madhu Mantena and Allu Arvind were in conversations with Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor for the movie. Everything was settled, but the most recent rumour in the business is that Hrithik Roshan has backed off from Ramayan.
"Hrithik Roshan doesn't want to play back-to-back negative roles. While he loved the script of Ramayan, he wants to be the hero now, as fans love him as a hero over a villain. After several rounds of discussions with Nitesh Tiwari and Madhu Mantena, he decided to take a step back," a source told Bollywood Hungama.
The producers were first in a panic after Hrithik's decision to step back, but they now have another choice. "Rocking Star Yash is on the lookout for a script. His work is managed by an agency run by Madhu Mantena, who feels that Yash fits the bill for Ravana. They have already initiated talks with Yash and the Rocking Star has shown good interest in the film. If all goes well, Ramayan will happen now with Ranbir Kapoor and Yash. The casting has now gone to a Pan-Indian level," the source told the portal.
It would be interesting to watch Yash and Ranbir Kapoor share the screen space for the first time.
Nitesh Tiwari will direct the mythological epic movie, which raises audience anticipation. The film is anticipated to begin production this year. This Diwali, a formal announcement of the project with the cast and shooting schedule will be made. In Indian cinema, the Ramayana is anticipated to be produced on a massive scale with high-octane VFX.