Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Post the tremendous success of Animal, all eyes are on actor Ranbir Kapoor’s next project. Riding high on the thunderous success of the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial, the actor is all set for his next project. 

As per the latest reports, RK is gearing up for his next venture, collaborating with director Nitesh Tiwari for the epic Ramayana. If the reports are anything to go by, the Brahmastra actor will begin shooting for the magnum opus in March this year. 

The shooting commencement for the mythological drama is slated for 2nd March 2024 in Mumbai. Moreover, an additional schedule has been planned for April and May this year.

While the anticipation surrounding the cinematic spectacle remains high, the latest development suggests that filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari has outlined an extensive shooting schedule at Film City. In the first phase, Ranbir and Sai will shoot scenes with heavy dialogue while other sequences and war scenes have been scheduled for April and May. The director aims to wrap these sequences before the onset of the monsoon season.

Mid-Day quoted a source in an earlier report revealing that the cast and crew were recently informed that March 2 is the big day. “Nitesh sir has charted out a long schedule in Film City. In the first part of the leg, Ranbir and Sai will shoot the dialogue-heavy scenes. The major crowd sequences, including some war portions, will be shot in April and May.”

Reportedly, the makers have plans to release the movie in the second half of 2025.

Nitesh and VFX powerhouse DNEG have collaborated extensively and have invested months in crafting the mythological universe for their upcoming epic. The pre-production phase involved intricate look tests and 3D mapping sessions with the cast. Furthermore, Ranbir will fly to Los Angeles in February for major technical rehearsals at the DNEG office. 

Further, the source added, “In the first few weeks of the shoot, the makers will also be flying down expert technicians from Los Angeles to help them get familiar with the process.”

Well, such developments related to the movie would certainly ignite excitement among movie lovers eagerly waiting for the movie.

Ramayana will be a three-part movie. While Ranbir will essay the role of Lord Ram, Sai Pallavi will be seen as Mata Sita and Yash will don the character of Demon King Ravana. Moreover, the latest buzz suggests, Sunny Deol could be seen as Lord Hanuman. However, there is no official statement backing the claims.