All speculation about who will play Sita in the new version of the Ramayan as seen through the eyes of the Goddess can be now laid to rest. Veteran writer KV Vijayendra Prasad, who is writing Sita, has said the actor for the role is yet to be finalised.
His words: “We have not yet finalised who will play Sitamaa’s character. We will shortly announce a name.”
The “news” of Kareena Kapoor Khan being offered the part of Sita in the new telling of the Ramayan, written by KV Vijayendra Prasad and directed by Alaukik Desai, not only turned to be false, but it also elicited a vehement response from netizens. It was also being slyly suggested that Kareena “may not” do the role as the producers can’t afford the 12-crore fee she has demanded.
But when I asked Prasad, he denied the report emphatically. “No no no” was his reply.
The project is now looking at casting a new face as Sita, as established faces would not be acceptable to the audience. “When Deepika Chikhlia played Sita in Ramanand Sagar’s serial Ramayan, the audiences were not familiar with her face. They willingly accepted her as Sita,” explains a source close to the project.
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