Actor in conversation with a news portal Sunil Lahriwho played the role of Laxman Objected to Alia playing the role of a goddess in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana.
When asked about Ranbir and Alia being the frontrunners to play the lead, Lahiri said they were both ‘very good actors’ and he felt they would do justice to the role. He even said that RK was a good choice to play Lord Ram as he can perform well. Sharing his thoughts on Alia’s casting, he expressed his objection saying that though the actress is talented, he feels they would have done justice to her. the role if he had done it five years earlier. Emphasizing that this is only his personal opinion, he said that he feels Alia has ‘changed’ and was not sure about how believable she would be as Sita.
Although there is no official announcement or confirmation regarding the casting of the film, the two are believed to be the frontrunners for the role.
Interestingly, when Alia was called ‘Sita-ji’ by the paparazzi recently, she got confused and laughed at the cameraman.
As per reports, the team is expected to start work on the film soon and the makers are eyeing a late 2024 or early 2025 release.