In a significant development, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is set to portray the iconic character of King Dashrath in Nitesh Tiwari’s much-anticipated film, Ramayana. Tiwari, known for his directorial prowess in ‘Dangal,’ is sparing no effort to elevate this mythological drama to new heights.
The star-studded cast of Ramayana includes Sunny Deol as Hanuman, Janhvi Kapoor as Sita, Yash as Raavan, Lara Dutta as Kaikeyi, Rakul Preet Singh as Shurpanakha, and Ranbir Kapoor portraying the role of Lord Ram. Adding to this stellar lineup, Amitabh Bachchan’s inclusion as King Dashrath adds a regal touch to the ensemble.
Tiwari’s commitment to perfection is evident as he establishes a dedicated department for speech and diction, working closely with the cast to ensure a flawless performance. Notably, each actor, including Ranbir Kapoor, is assigned a diction specialist to maintain consistency in delivering lines, emphasizing Tiwari’s attention to detail. The production also places a significant focus on authentic costumes to enhance the visual appeal.
Amitabh Bachchan’s casting as King Dashrath brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously been considered for a similar part in the shelved project, ‘Legend of Rama.’ Now, with the collaboration of VFX company DNEG and director Nitesh Tiwari, the team is meticulously crafting the mythological world for the film. Complex look tests and 3D mapping workshops during pre-production showcase the dedication invested in bringing this epic tale to life.
As part of the technical preparations, Ranbir Kapoor is set to travel to Los Angeles in February for essential work at the DNEG office. The film’s shoot will commence, receiving support from experts in Los Angeles during the initial weeks to acquaint the team with the intricate procedures.
Mark your calendars for Diwali 2025 as ‘Ramayana: Part One’ is scheduled for release during the festive weekend. With production concluding in July 2024, a year-long post-production phase will follow, promising an immersive cinematic experience for audiences.