Nitesh Tiwari’s adaptation of the epic Ramayan has encountered a significant delay, contrasting the highly anticipated release of the film Adipurush, starring Prabhas as Lord Ram, which is scheduled for next Friday. Despite initial interest from Ranbir Kapoor to portray Lord Ram and considerations for Sai Pallavi as Sita, the casting process for key roles remains unresolved. As a result, Tiwari has temporarily suspended the project and is now diverting his attention towards another film. Currently, he is engaged in discussions with actors for this upcoming venture, which will be announced subsequent to the release of his film Bawaal, featuring Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor.
Casting Delays Ramayana
“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,” Bollywood Hungama quoted its source as saying.
“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 added.
Bawaal Is Set For October Release
Scheduled for release on October 6, 2023, Bawaal is an upcoming Bollywood drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. The movie features Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor in prominent roles. Bawaal, helmed by Tiwari, is set to captivate audiences with its engaging storyline and compelling performances by the lead actors. Fans eagerly anticipate the film’s release as they anticipate an enthralling cinematic experience in this highly awaited Bollywood production.