Director Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana has become the talk of the town. Yesterday, news came that Ranbir Kapoor will completely quit meat and consumption of alcohol as he gets into the character of Maryada Purushottam Lord Shri Ram. Now, the latest report suggests that the makers have approached Sunny Deol to play the role of Lord Hanuman.
A report by Pinkvilla quoted a source close to the film who said, “Hanuman stands for strength, and there’s no one better than Sunny Deol in the Indian Film Industry to justify what Bajrangbali stands for. The actor has shown interest in being a part of Nitesh Tiwari’s rendition of Ramayana and is also excited to play the part of Lord Hanuman. However, it’s still in the early stages of discussion.”
According to the report, “Nitesh Tiwari, along with his producer partners, is also looking to make a standalone film on Lord Hanuman with Sunny Deol in the lead. The Ramayana is just a small part of Lord Hanuman’s life, and there are many other facets to the story.”
“Nitesh wants to explore that with a standalone film on Lord Hanuman. However, everything needs to fall in place – from the date of the shoot to the commitment for the franchise spin-offs and the financial structure,” the said source added.
The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sai Pallavi and Yash in the lead roles. The shoot of Ramayana will start from February 2024. The role of Raavan will be played by Yash. He will begin work on Ramayana from July 2024.