Nitesh Tiwari’s ‘Ramayana’ has been in the news for several months, with speculation mounting about its lead cast.
Initially, there were rumours about Sai Pallavi playing Sita, along with Hrithik Roshan as Ravana. Furthermore, Ranbir Kapoor was being roped in as Lord Ram. However, latest buzz suggests that Roshan has walked out of the project and ‘KGF’ actor, Yash will step into the role instead.
A source told Bollywood Hungama, “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.”
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The source added, “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.”
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