Kriti Sanon to play Sita in 'Adipurush'?

The Om Raut directorial is based on the epic saga Ramayana

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Actress Kriti Sanon has been roped in to essay the role of Sita in the spic drama Adipurush, according to reports. The Om Raut directorial, based on the epic saga Ramayana, will see Prabhas playing Lord Ram and Saif Ali Khan playing Lankesh.

“After considering several top names from both the Hindi and Telugu industries, they decided on Kriti,” Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying.

Adipurush is being touted as a film celebrating "the victory of good over evil". It is Raut's follow-up project to his blockbuster movieTanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which released in Janaury this year.

The film, which is currently in the pre-production stage, will go on floors in January 2021.

To be shot in Hindi and Telugu,Adipurush will be dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and several other foreign languages.

Raut had previously said that he found Prabhas "perfect" for the lead role in the movie "His entire persona, the calmness that he has. His eyes are so deep, his stance, the way he carries himself, his entire personality. I could see 'Adipurush' in him and if it wasn't him, I wouldn't have made the film," Raut had said.

-with PTI inputs