Rakul Preet Singh in talks to play Shurpanakha in Nitesh Tiwari's Ranbir Kapoor: Ramayana? Here's what we know: Bollywood News

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Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari is working on the pre-production of his ambitious project, Ramayana. The film marks his first mythological adventure, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi as Ram and Sita, respectively. Speculations are rife that Rakul Preet Singh is in talks to join the mega film. Reportedly, he is in talks to essay the role of Shurpanakha.

Rakul Preet Singh in talks to play Shurpanakha in Ranbir Kapoor – Nitesh Tiwari's Ramayana Here's what we know Rakul Preet Singh in talks to play Shurpanakha in Ranbir Kapoor – Nitesh Tiwari's Ramayana Here's what we know

Rakul Preet Singh in talks to play Shurpanakha in Nitesh Tiwari's Ranbir Kapoor: Ramayana? This is what we know

According to a Pinkvilla report, Tiwari is discussing the project with Singh. “Rakul and Nitesh Tiwari have been in talks for a while now and casting is already set for Shurpanakha. He is one of the most important characters in the Ramayana as Shurpanakha is responsible for the rivalry between Lord Ram and Raavan,” a source revealed.

“Rakul is excited to enter the world of this epic and the paperwork will be done soon. The actress is considering this association with the timeless story of Ramayana as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” the source added. She reportedly conducted look tests for the film. If all goes well, this could be her first shoot after her wedding to producer Jackky Bhagnani.

Bollywood Hungama recently confirmed that the main cast of Ramayana is blocked. “While Ranbir Kapoor plays the role of Lord Ram, Sai Pallavi will be cast as Sita, Sunny Deol will be seen as Hanuman and Yash will play Raavan in Ramayana. The pre-production and preparation work has begun as the makers are planning to bring the film to theaters in March 2024,” a source told us on condition of anonymity.

Reports also claim that Lara Dutta will essay the role of Kaikeyi, one of Dasharatha's wives, and Vijay Sethupathi has been approached to play Vibhishan.

Ramayana: Part One releases during the Diwali weekend 2025. The makers will wrap up the shooting of the film around July 2024, followed by a year-long post-production process.

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