Rakul Preet Singh’s inclusion in Nitesh Tiwari’s much-anticipated mythological spectacle, “Ramayana,” adds a layer of versatility to the project. As discussions unfold, the prospect of her involvement sparks excitement, hinting at a dynamic and compelling portrayal within the grand tapestry of this epic tale.While the principal cast, including Ranbir Kapoor as Lord Ram and Sai Pallavi as Sita, is firmly in place, speculation is rife that Rakul Preet Singh is in advanced talks to portray the pivotal character of Shurpanakha.
As reported by Pinkvilla, the collaboration between Rakul Preet Singh and Nitesh Tiwari is currently in the negotiation phase, with Singh being considered for the significant role of Shurpanakha. A source close to the project unveiled, “Rakul and Nitesh Tiwari have been in talks for a while now, and the casting is now in place for Shurpanakha. It’s one of the most important characters of Ramayana, as Shurpanakha is the one who is responsible for the rivalry of Lord Ram and Raavan.”
The source further emphasized Rakul Preet Singh’s enthusiasm for embracing this iconic character, deeming her association with the timeless tale of “Ramayana” as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Allegedly, look tests for the film have already been conducted, and pending successful negotiations, this project could mark Rakul’s first film post her recent marriage to producer Jackky Bhagnani.
The existing cast lineup boasts stellar names, with Ranbir Kapoor leading the ensemble as Lord Ram, Sai Pallavi as the ethereal Sita, Sunny Deol embodying Hanuman, and Yash portraying the formidable Raavan. With shooting scheduled to commence in March 2024, the film aims for a grand release during the Diwali weekend in 2025, followed by a meticulous year-long post-production process.
The casting buzz extends further, with Lara Dutta rumored to take on the role of Kaikeyi, one of Dasharatha’s wives, and discussions ongoing with Vijay Sethupathi for the character of Vibhishan. As “Ramayana” readies itself to unfold this epic saga on the silver screen, the anticipation surrounding casting decisions and the overall production continues to captivate the imaginations of eager audiences.