October 1, 2023

Nitesh Tiwari’s ‘Ramayana’ is undoubtedly one of the much-anticipated films in Bollywood. The film reportedly stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Yash in lead roles. In July, reports surfaced that the makers are mounting a set in the city for a look test. Amid these developments, reports are now rife that Alia Bhatt has backed out of Ramayana. The reason for the same is cited to be her date issues.

Alia Bhatt backs out of Ramayana

As per reports in a news portal, a source confirmed Alia is no longer associated with the project. The source stated, “It’s understandable that a magnum opus like Ramayana requires time and intense pre-production work, as they are going into the smallest details of everything to get it right on screen. Which is why things are progressing at a slower pace. Also, as far as the casting is concerned, Ranbir Kapoor is still committed to playing Lord Ram, while Alia Bhatt – who was approached for the project – is no longer part of it. The actress was in talks for the role of Goddess Sita, but the collaboration didn’t work out because of date issues”.

Is Yash a part of the film?

Apart from the Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani actress, rumours of KGF star Yash not doing the film were also doing rounds. Talking about the same, the source told the news portal, “The look test has already happened with Yash, and the conversation has progressed positively. The makers are optimistic about getting him on board, but he has not yet signed. Yash is also committed to National Award-winning director Geethu Mohandas for a big-scale action thriller, so his casting in the Ramayana depends on what he prioritizes”.

Alia Bhatt upcoming movies

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were seen together in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. Ramayana would have been their second outing together. Apart from this, some of the much-awaited projects of Alia Bhatt include Jee Le Zaraa. She also has Baiju Bawra and the 8th film of YRF spy universe in her kitty.

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