November 28 : The makers of Adipurush have reportedly roped in Kriti Sanon to play Sita in Om Raut directorial Adipurush. Based on the epic saga Ramayana, the film stars Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan in leading characters.
After considering several top names from Bollywood and South industry like Anushka Shetty, Kiara Advani, Anushka Sharma, Keerthy Suresh, the makers have reportedly brought Kriti onboard, a Mumbai Mirror report stated. Director Om Raut has reportedly narrated the script to Kriti, and the actress was impressed with her character. However, Kriti has given her nod verbally, and is yet to sign on the dotted line. An official announcement regarding the cast and crew is expected soon.
The Housefull 4 actress currently has five films in hand, and Adipurush will be her sixth film scheduled to be shot through November-December 2020 till August 2021. Currently, a busy Kriti is shooting for Hum Do Humaare Do with Rajkummar Rao. Immediately after this film, Kriti will move on to Bachchan Pandey with Akshay Kumar. Post Bachchan Pandey, Kriti will start shoot for Bhediya with Varun Dhawan.
The much talked about film Adipurush will hit the theatres on August 11, 2022. Director Om Raut of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior fame is also a co-producer. Adipurush is an adaptation of Ramayana, wherein Prabhas will play the role inspired by Lord Rama and Saif will essay the role based on the king of Lanka, Ravana. The film’s tagline is “Celebrating the victory of good over evil.”
Adipurush will reportedly be shot in a studio against a chroma screen. Currently, Om Raut is in talks with the VFX artists who have worked on films like Avatar and War. The film is a 3D action drama, which will be Om Raut's first venture with Prabhas and second with Saif.