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Last Updated: February 13, 2024, 15:02 IST
Ranbir Kapoor will play the role of Ram in Nitish Tiwari’s Ramayana. (Photo: X)
Ranbir Kapoor will also undergo voice and diction training for Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana.
Ranbir Kapoor will soon begin shooting for Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana. If reports are to be believed, the makers are currently working on the actor’s look for the movie. As reported by India Today, Ranbir Kapoor recently underwent a look test for his portrayal of Lord Ram in Nitesh Tiwari’s film. An insider told the entertainment portal that a photoshoot of Ranbir’s look test was held recently which impressed everyone from the team. The source also claimed that the director does not want Ranbir to gain extra muscle for the role of Lord Ram. Instead, he wants Ranbir to be in his lean avatar.
While Ranbir Kapoor will be playing the role of Ram in this movie, Sai Pallavi has been roped in for the role of Sita. Earlier, Alia Bhatt was in talks for the role of Sita but she backed out due to dates-related issues. KGF star Yash is also likely to play Ravana in the movie whereas Sunny Deol has reportedly been locked for the role of Hanuman. Bobby Deol and Vijay Sethupathi are also reportedly in talks for the roles of Kumbhakarna and Vibhashana respectively.
Earlier this month, it was also reported that Ranbir will also undergo voice and diction training for the film. “Ranbir has a certain baritone and a way of speaking his lines. It is symbolic and if you have even closed your eyes, you can recognise a dialogue purely based on Ranbir’s voice. In ‘Ramayana’, Nitesh wants to make sure Ranbir sounds different from the characters he’s played in the past. Being a versatile actor, Ranbir is enjoying this process of trying something new,” a source cited by India Today claimed.
Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor will soon also be collaborating with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the movie – Love and War. It will also star Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead and will hit theatres on Christmas 2025.
Besides this, Ranbir Kapoor also has Animal 2 aka Animal Park in his pipeline. It was recently revealed that while the basic structure of the script for Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial is ready, Ranbir is likely to begin shooting for the film in 2025.