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Vijay Sethupathi in Talks for Pivotal Role in Ranbir Kapoor's 'Ramayana'

The prospect of Sethupathi's portrayal of Vibhishana has ignited anticipation among fans and industry observers. According to sources close to the production, discussions between Sethupathi and acclaimed director Nitesh Tiwari have transpired

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By Prerit Chauhan
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Vijay Sethupathi, a prominent figure in South Indian cinema, has garnered widespread acclaim for his versatile performances. With his recent foray into Bollywood, Sethupathi has been captivating audiences across India. His noteworthy appearance alongside Katrina Kaif in the film "Merry Christmas" received accolades from both viewers and critics, particularly applauding their on-screen chemistry. However, amidst his burgeoning success, Sethupathi's involvement in an upcoming epic venture has sparked significant interest and speculation.

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Reports circulating within the film industry suggest that Vijay Sethupathi is on the verge of joining the cast of "Ramayana," an ambitious cinematic adaptation of the timeless Indian epic. Paired alongside Ranbir Kapoor, discussions surrounding Sethupathi's potential involvement in the project have been fervently discussed among enthusiasts and insiders alike. While the casting process for "Ramayana" has been underway for some time, Sethupathi's name has recently emerged as a contender for a pivotal role – that of Vibhishana.

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The prospect of Sethupathi's portrayal of Vibhishana has ignited anticipation among fans and industry observers. According to sources close to the production, discussions between Sethupathi and acclaimed director Nitesh Tiwari have transpired, showcasing the actor's genuine interest in the project. However, despite the enthusiasm surrounding Sethupathi's potential involvement, official confirmation regarding his role in "Ramayana" remains pending, as negotiations and deliberations continue between the actor and the filmmaking team.

 

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As discussions swirl around the cast of "Ramayana," certain roles have already been solidified. Ranbir Kapoor is slated to embody the revered character of Lord Shri Ram, while Sai Pallavi is set to grace the screen as Mata Sita. Additionally, Yash has been confirmed for the significant role of Ravana, further adding to the anticipation surrounding the film's ensemble cast. However, negotiations with Sunny Deol for the portrayal of Hanuman are still underway, underscoring the intricate process of assembling the film's star-studded lineup.

 

Amidst the anticipation surrounding the cast and crew of "Ramayana," eager audiences await news of the film's release date. Helmed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Namit Malhotra, "Ramayana" is slated for release in 2025, timed around the festive season of Diwali – a period marked by celebration and cultural significance. As preparations for the film progress, with pre-production activities already in motion, filming is scheduled to commence in March, followed by principal photography with the entire star cast beginning in May.

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