There are two actors in India currently who have a pan-Indian appeal – Rana Daggubati and Prabhas. Prabhas was last seen in the action superhit, Saaho, and has three upcoming big-budget projects lined up – Adipurush, Radhe Shyam, and Nag Ashwin’s science-fiction film. Adipurush, which is slated for an August 11, 2020 release is said to have a budget of Rs 450 crore.
The Om Raut directed film is based on the Indian epic Ramayana. While Prabhas is set to play the role of Lord Ram, it is being reported that Kriti Sanon will essay the role of Sita. Actor Saif Ali Khan will play as the antagonist, Lankesh.
“She (Kriti) will play the character with grace and dignity. Playing Sita is an opportunity of a lifetime for her, and she immediately came on board. She will be juggling multiple films in the first quarter of 2021,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.
Many actors were rumoured to have been approached for the role of Sita, namely Anushka Shetty, Anushka Sharma, Kiara Advani, and Keerthy Suresh.
“It will mostly be shot in the studio against a chroma screen. Om and Bhushan have been talking to VFX technicians of international repute, who have worked on films like Avatar and Star Wars, to make the shooting process smooth and mount the film on a certain scale,” the source added.
The Bhushan Kumar-backed multilingual period saga is being touted as a film celebrating “the victory of good over evil”. Adipurush will be shot in Hindi and Telegu and dubbed in multiple languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and other foreign languages.