Many projects on the stories of the Ramayana in Bollywood are currently under development. One of the great projects of this is also that of Madhu Mantena. There is a preparation to make a three-part film under the direction of Nitesh Tiwari on the mythological history of the Ramayana. It is being done in 3D and on a large scale. The total estimated budget of the project is around 750 million rupees. Madhu Mantena’s project is currently in the casting phase. However, there is talk of two veteran Bollywood actors: Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan, who will be cast in the lead roles of Ram and Ravana.
Creators are also said to be paying high fees to actors in exchange for portraying mythological characters on screen. There are reports that Ranbir and Hrithik have been offered between 75 and 75 million rupees in exchange for the paper. Although it includes compensation for three films, it is a huge fee in itself for a single Bollywood project. There are only a few actors in Bollywood like Akshay Salman, from whose side only the question of charging 25 million rupees or more for a movie has come to light. It’s also funny that great actors once used to avoid mythological characters for the sake of image. No decent Bollywood actor will look at mythological characters. Especially during the peak of the race. But in today’s date, veteran actors of Indian cinema are not only seen in the line of mythological characters, they are also paid a lot in the form of retribution.
A few days ago, there were reports of Kareena Kapoor Khan asking for a 12 million rupee fee for the role of Sita in the Ramayana written by KV Vijayendra Prasad. However, Prasad vehemently denied such reports and said that Kareena had not been contacted for the role of Sita. As far as Madhu Mantena’s project is concerned, one thing is clear: a large chunk of the estimated budget for the project is being spent on the fees of just two actors. The rest will be spent on making the movie great. All Starcasts have yet to be finalized for the project.
Nitesh Tiwari is looking for a suitable actress to play Sita. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s name is discussed in many reports. But it’s also coming to light that the creators haven’t even approached Kareena for the role. At this point, eyes will be on casting important characters like Laxman, Sita, and Hanuman. These are important characters of the Ramayana and it is more likely that only great actors will be selected.
All eyes on many more great Ramayana projects.
Many other major projects on the Ramayana are currently in the works. Among them is a primitive man. Om Raut is doing it. The fame of Bahubali, Prabhas, is playing the role of Lord Ram in Aadipurush. While Kriti Sanon is in the role of Sita. Kareena’s husband, Saif Ali Khan, is in the role of Ravana. Work is progressing very noisily on Adi Purush. KV Vijayendra Prasad, who wrote a history of the Ramayana, Bahubali, has also written keeping Sita at the center. A Bollywood movie is also being made about this. Many more projects based on the Ramayana are being worked on.
Why is the Ramayana being discussed?
Actually, after the Supreme Court decision, the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya continues in full swing. After the decision on the temple, politics and public opinion is Rammay. It has also had an impact on Bollywood. The filmmakers are trying to get public sentiment regarding the temple of Ram to catch on at the box office. Now it remains to be seen which producer manages to impress audiences on so many Ram projects.