Earlier in 2019 producer Madhu Mantena earlier announced his collaboration with Deepika Padukone for Mahabharat. The epic tale was supposed to be a story from Draupadi’s perspective. However, no update came out after that. Now, Madhu Mantena finally has an update on the project. Talking to a tabloid the producer said that he and Deepika are working together on a project but that is ‘Ramayana’.
Madhu told PinkVIlla, “The ambition that we have for Ramayana is larger than what our country has seen. The responsibility to tell this story is so larger that it requires a lot of work. We have taken it on ourselves to make it as well as anything else in the world. We are trying to follow the process that James Cameron did for Avatar,”
He added, “The ambition is so larger that we are going into the minute details of everything. We need to show the world what Ramayana is and it needs to portray all the magic that Valmiki wrote. This isn’t a project, it’s a purpose, a purpose to tell Ramayana in all it’s glory to the world.”
Talking about the official announcement of the star cast he said, “You can expect an announcement of the star-cast around Diwali this year. The characters of Ravana, Ram, Sita, Laxman are larger than life. You will see actors who are the best in class in terms of performances, coming on board the film. When I say the biggest cast ever, I mean it.“
He also added artists from across the country will be joining the cast of the film.