For a very long time, Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana has been generating news. It was reported that Sunny Deol was roped in to play Lord Hanuman in the film. Now, latest reports suggest that actor has demanded a massive fee hike for the ambitious project.
As per a source close to the entertainment portal Bollywood Hungama, “Playing Lord Hanuman on screen is a big responsibility and Sunny has decided to not take up any project in the middle of the Ramayana shoot. He wants to give complete focus to the part and will also undergo a change in body type to play Lord Hanuman. He is negotiating a Rs. 45 crore deal with Nitesh Tiwari and Madhu Mantena for Ramayana. Sunny playing Hanuman will be like a thank you from Sunny Deol to Lord Hanuman for giving him all the success in life.”
The amount quoted by Sunny is much below what he has been quoting in the market, as there are contracts worth Rs. 75 crores also being offered to Sunny. “He is discussing an action film with a top producer from the South Indian Film Industry and has quoted Rs. 75 crores to feature in it. The negotiation is underway at the moment,” the source told Bollywood Hungama further.
According to the reports, Ranbir Kapoor will be playing Lord Ram, Yash will play Raavan, and Sai Pallavi will play Sita in the film.
On the other side, Sunny Deol will be seen in Aaamir Khan’s production Lahore, 1947 and Rajkumar Santoshi directs.