Recently, the producer Madhu Mantena confirmed that the shooting for Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana will soon commence. While earlier reports hinted at the casting of Ranbir Kapoor and Sai Pallavi as Ram and Sita, respectively, the latest buzz suggests a potential change. Speculations are now circulating that Alia Bhatt may be stepping into the role of Sita. Additionally, discussions are underway for KGF star Yash to portray the iconic character of Raavan. The reports have created much buzz across the internet for not-so-great reasons. Here are the details:
Ranbir Kapoor as Ram
Ranbir Kapoor, who is slated to portray the character of Ram, has been actively involved in the progress of the film. As per sources, once Ranbir wraps up his ongoing film, Animal, he will commence the rigorous preparations required to embody the character of Ram.
Yash in talks for Raavan
Another intriguing aspect of the Ramayana project involves discussions with KGF sensation Yash for the portrayal of Raavan. While minor issues are currently under negotiation between Yash and the makers, a clearer picture regarding his casting is expected to emerge within the next 15 days. If the talks are successful, Yash will bring his charisma and talent to the role of Raavan.
Alia Bhatt as Sita
According to a leading portal, Alia Bhatt has been chosen to play the pivotal character of Sita in Ramayana. This decision comes as a shock to many since earlier reports had suggested Sai Pallavi to play the role of Sita.
As per some media reports, Alia Bhatt was initially the first choice for the role, but due to scheduling conflicts, the opportunity went to Sai Pallavi. However, with the project experiencing delays, the filmmakers have returned to their original choice, and Alia Bhatt is said to be thrilled about portraying a character that could leave a lasting impact on her career. But, unfortunately, this change hasn’t sat well with the netizens.
Netizens’ Reaction to Alia Bhatt as Sita & Ranbir as Ram
As news of Alia Bhatt potentially replacing Sai Pallavi as Sita, and Ranbir Kapoor stepping into the shoes of Ram went viral, social media platforms were flooded with reactions from netizens. Many expressed their disappointment with the casting choices and took to social media to share their
Brahmastra disaster should have been a lesson for filmmakers! Not just that RK and Alia’s onscreen chemistry is bland, but Alia is highly unsuitable for mytho roles.
A user mentioned, “Alia being in anything and everything is just plain boring now. Nothing against her personally, but do these people really have no other options? Every big project eventually ends up in her lap only… sad since Sai would have been a stellar casting choice.”
Sai Pallavi has soft, compassionate & raw look. Would have suited as Sita more!
Alia was totally off in a traditional role in RRR. Also below average in Kalank. She doesn’t fit in these kind of roles.. BIG disappointment
“Alia Bhatt snatching projects from other actresses. Reduced fees, aggressive PR, misusing connections etc. this industry is in the dumps.”, wrote one Reddit user. Another user mentioned, “This nepo star is legit grabbing every single chance out there. Like, she is winning all these awards for, like, mediocre acting. I mean, seriously, this KJO daddy is totally making sure she stays on top, no matter how average she is.”
Big beef eater nepo Kapoor who flaunts his peshawari roots as Ram 😂 with Mahesh Bhatt’s British passport holder daughter 😂 ye #Ramayana kam Karan johar ki diwali party jyada lag rahi hai 😂 #Adipurush ke baad novelty of another ramayan not there
Wow, it’s so great to see a British actress portraying a Hindu goddess! I’m sure it’s a totally respectful and accurate portrayal, and not at all an example of cultural appropriation and disrespect for religion.
No one can match their aura! Absolutely nobody. But it’s a pity for Sai Pallavi being replaced by Alia Bhatt on KJo’s recommendation, of course. That duo lacks genuine chemistry…let alone playing Ram and Sita. Bollywood continues to impose itself on us relentlessly. pic.twitter.com/KgbntNwEAs
Someone wrote, “Nitesh tiwari thinks ranbir is lord ram, dimaag ghutne mein gaya kya unka”, “I’ll be on the side of boycott gang when they boycott this movie.”, wrote a netizen. “Can we not ruin Sita with Alia please!”, said a user.
Ranbir playing Lord Ram has gotta be the biggest irony.
“Ranbir looks like a middle-aged stoner. Maybe Sai Pallavi was smart enough to read the lack of potential here and passed it on to Aloo, who wants to be in every movie her pati/parameshwar is in?”, wrote a netizen.
“If they drop Sai Pallavi for Alia then I’m boycotting”, wrote another user. “What the what!!! Alia needs to stop. She can’t play a normal city girl convincingly. How can she play the character of Sita? Neither is Ranbir the right choice for the role of Rama! I hope Bollywood drowns man.”, wrote a netizen.
Why Ramayan.. So many films and tv shows already made on this.. What will be new here