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Sunny Deol As Hanuman? Actor Reportedly In Talks For Nitesh Tiwari, Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Ramayana’

Reportedly, Nitesh Tiwari is considering Sunny Deol for his adaptation of Ramayana, which stars Ranbir Kapoor as Rama.

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Can you imagine Sunny Deol in the role of Hanuman? Well, in a rather fresh casting coup, it is being said that the actor is reportedly in talks to play Hanuman in Nitesh Tiwari's adaptation of Ramayana, which would feature Ranbir Kapoor as Rama, Sai Pallavi as Sita, and Yash as Ravana.

PinkVilla quoted a source close to the development as saying, “Hanuman stands for strength and there’s no one better than Sunny Deol in the Indian film industry to justify what Bajrangbali stands for. The actor has shown interest in being a part of Nitesh Tiwari’s rendition of Ramayana and is also excited to play the part of Lord Hanuman. However, it’s still early stages of discussion."

For those caught unaware, the Ramayana would be adapted into a trilogy, and would be co-produced by Nitesh, Madhu Mantena, Namit Malhotra, and Allu Aravind. Reportedly, all the four co-producers are happy with the idea of not only casting Sunny as Hanuman in the film, but  also develop a spin-off on his character. 

“The Ramayana is just a small part of Lord Hanuman’s life, and there are many other facets to the story. Nitesh wants to explore that with a standalone film on Lord Hanuman. Everything needs to fall in place – from the date of the shoot to the commitment for the franchise spin-offs and the financial structure,” the report added. 

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Ranbir Kapoor And Sai Pallavi

Reportedly, the trilogy would likely go on floors in February next year.

It would be rather interesting to see Sunny in the film because he has never played a mythological character like Hanuman. Not to miss, at the success press conference of the sequel, ‘Gadar 2’, director Anil Sharma had said, “What was Gadar? The first Gadar was Ramayana. Rama ji goes to Lanka to bring back Sita. I thought this is Ramayana, this won't flop because it resides in the people's hearts. The story of the second was Mahabharata: what if when Abhimanyu is stuck in the Chakravyuh, Arjun himself comes to rescue him? No one could've failed that story because it resides in the people's hearts as well.”

Sunny will next be seen in ‘Lahore 1947’.

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