After delivering ‘Dangal’ and ‘Chhichhore’, filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari’s next will be a cinematic adaptation of the Hindu epic, Ramayana.
Nitesh Tiwari is currently in the process of developing Ramayana, which will be a trilogy. As per reports, he is in his Chembur home, giving shape to his three-part Ramayana.
“Once I realised that the lockdown [will go on for long], my writers and I resumed work. We are developing the script over group calls on FaceTime. Most of the members are based in different parts of the country,” he was quoted saying of the live-action feature film that is produced by Madhu Mantena, Allu Arjun and Namit Malhotra. The directorial duties will be shared between Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar, reports a portal.
“It is difficult to put a timeline to Ramayana in the current scenario. I presume every project will be delayed by four months. The team is working on the prep, but we are far from going on floors,” adds the filmmaker in the wake of the coronavirus.
Regardless of the possible delay, the director is certain he will not compromise on the ambition of his multi-lingual (Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) period drama. “It will be made in 3D,” he says, while dismissing rumours that he has approached Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone for the lead roles. “Who wouldn’t want them in their film? But [the reports] are not true.”