KGF star Yash undergoes look tests as Ravana for Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana

Ranbir Kapoor has been approached to play Lord Rama, but Alia Bhatt will not be playing Sita in the upcoming magnum opus
Yash and Ranbir Kapoor
Yash and Ranbir Kapoor

Nitesh Tiwari and Madhu Mantena’s upcoming film on the Indian mythological epic Ramayana is a much-awaited project that audiences are waiting to see on screen. There have been constant speculations about the cast of the film, with many reports claiming that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been cast as Lord Rama and Sita, while Kannada superstar Yash will play Ravana. 

A report in Bollywood Hungama quotes a source close to the project, who offered an update on the film’s lead actors. The source said, “There were speculations about Ranbir Kapoor, which is true. But Alia Bhatt was never approached for any role in Ramayana. In fact, the film has not yet reached the stage where they offer Sita’s role to anyone; nobody has been approached yet.”

The source added that Yash has undergone multiple look tests for the character of Ravana. “They are just working on Ravana and for that, Yash had undergone multiple look tests recently. The finalisation of Yash is yet to be decided. The casting of Sita and Hanuman will take some time, a few months for sure. The makers do not want any stone unturned. They want to make a solid project and they are okay spending a few years for the same,” the source revealed. 

Tiwari’s film Bawaal, starring Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor, was released on Prime Video on July 21 this year. 

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