Scarcely had the casting of Ranbir Kapoor as Ram and Telugu star Sai Pallavi as Sita been finalised for Nitesh Tiwari’s much-delayed adaptation of the Ramayan, one now hears that the hunt is on for a ‘decent and sanskari‘ actor to play Laxman.
Several A-list actors have already said no, including Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan’s grandson, Agastya Nanda.
A source close to the development tells Subhash K Jha, “Agastya’s hands are full. He has just completed The Archies with Zoya Akhtar and will be deep-diving into Ekkis with Sriram Raghavan. At this stage of his career, he can hardly afford to play second fiddle to another actor.”
In fact, several A-listers who have been approached to play Laxman have said the same thing: Why Laxman, why not Ram?
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