The Holy book Ramayana seems to have caught the fancy of our film makers. On one hand we have Mani Ratnam shooting for his “Ravan” with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. And now, Hritik Roshan is all set to play the character of Lord Rama in a Bollywood film.
Sanjay Khan, who is also Hritik’s father-in-law, is all set to make “The Legend of Rama”. Hritik Roshan& Zayed Kahn will be playing the Ram-Laxman jodi of brothers. The script is being written by Sanjay Khan & Faroukh Dhondy. If you think that Hritik-Zayed playing Ram-Laxman is great, it only gets better from here. The Big Daddy of Bollywood has been cast in the role of King dashrath: Amitabh Bachchan yaar! Faroukh says, “ It’s not a modern but a traditional adaptation but with the grammar of a modern films. This means it would be the Ramayan in The Lord of the Rings genre.”
This is not the first time that Amitabh is playing Hritik’s father. But it is definitely the first time that all these actors are playing mythological characters. In fact, Ramayana is more than mythology to Indians. Lord Rama is as real to us as Hritik Roshan is. It will be a lot of fun to watch Hritik essay the role of “Lord Rama” after his superb portrayal of King Akbar in Jodha Akbar. From swords to bows and arrows, Hritik will have to make many changes, Right?
We have no news of who will play Sita Mata yet or Hanuman for that matter. If we were to take a guess, Deepika Padukone would make a great Sita and Salman Khan would make a nice Hanuman. What do you think?