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Scoop: Producer Madhu Mantena All Set To Launch His 300-Crore Ramayan



There have  been  any number  of  screen  adaptations of the Ramayan. But none to match the scale ,expanse  and expense of producer Madhu Mantena’s  interpretation  of the epic which is all set to start filming shortly.

 Mantena who recently bought  over the shares  of Phantom Films from his  partners Anurag Kashyap,Vikaramditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl is all set to fly solo , and his dream project Ramayan  would be his auspicious  flag-bearing  project.

According to  sources Mantena’s big-screen Ramayan would be in 3D and budgeted at Rs 300 crores. Nitesh Tiwari  who directed Aamir Khan in  Dangal, will be hold the directorial reins. The film  would be  of  inordinate  length, as  no aspect  of  the holy scripture would be  left undermined  or  left out.Or, Mantena may  release  the grand epic as two  full-length  feature  films.

Informs   the informed  source, “These are sensitive times. And  the  last thing the Ramayan needs  is an underwhelming  treatment or a revisionist screenplay.  Mantena  has deployed  several researchers to  project  absolute accuracy and preserve complete sanctity  in  his film version of the venerated  epic.”

The cast of A-listers  is now being finalized.  But we can tell you Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone  are front-runners  for Ram and Sita.Ravi Udyawar  who  directed Sridevi’s last film Mom will also be associated with what promises  to be an epic in every sense.

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