In recent times, Ramayana has become one of the most talked about projects and with Ranbir Kapoor and Yash coming on board, there`s only so much that everyone`s been talking about. It was back in 2020 that Madhu Mantena first confirmed his plans on the Indian epic along with Nitesh Tiwari directing the film. And now, reports have it that the movie will have Sunny Deol playing the role of lord Hanuman.
Now as per the report in Pinkvilla, a source close to the development shared, “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.”
“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 source added, as per the report. As per recent developments, Ramayana will go on the floor in February 2024.
Sunny Deol is still enjoying the grand success of his recently released film `Gadar 2.` For the unversed, Sunny has never played a mythological character of Hanuman`s magnitude before. However, the director of “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha,” Anil Sharma, has recently disclosed that the movie was, in fact, inspired by the Ramayana.
At the success press conference of Gadar 2, in August this year, Anil said, “What was Gadar? The first Gadar was Ramayana. Rama ji goes to Lanka to bring back Sita. I thought this was 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.”