Kangana Ranaut replaces Kareena Kapoor in Sita lead role
New Delhi : Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has been roped in to play the role of goddess Sita in an upcoming film based on the mythological character from epic Ramayana. Earlier, Kareena Kapoor was asked to play the character, but allegedly she demanded a huge fee for the character.
The period drama will be directed by Alaukik Desai and written by KV Vijayendra Prasad. The movie will be released in five languages.
Kangana also shared a teaser poster of the upcoming period film. The actress wrote in the caption, “Glad to be on board for the title role with this immensely talented team of artists. With the blessings of Sita Ram. Jai SiyaRam (sic)."
Confirming the same, producer Saloni Sharma said in a statement, “As a woman, I couldn’t be happier in welcoming Ms Kangana Ranaut on board our VFX magnum opus, ‘The Incarnation Sita’. Kangana symbolizes the spirit and essence of the Indian woman - fearless, daunting and daring. It’s time we stepped in to celebrate equality in every respect."