The mega-series based on the Ramayan that Madhu Mantena in producing in partnership with Namit Malhotraand Allu Aravind is likely to star Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, together for the first time as Rama and Sita.
Hrithik as Rama because many years ago he was to star as the hero of the Ramayan in his then-father-in-lawSanjay Khan proposed epic. With Hrithik’s other partnership with Mantena in Super 30 paying off rich dividends why not another big project and that too one which will anoint him forever as Rama just as Attenborough’s Gandhi did to Ben Kingsley.
As for Deepika as Sita, who else could suit the part better? Neither Deepika nor Hrithik have said yes yet to Mantena’s mythological mindgame. But there is no reason for them to say no..
Apparently Mantena and his co-producers had initially planned the Ramayan as a web series. But now with AamirKhan all set to do the Mahabharat, Mantena’s Ramayan switched format. One hopes the 3-part 600-crore project would be able to justify the big bucks.