Sunil Lahri favors Kangana Ranaut: Sunil Lahri, renowned for his portrayal of Lakshman in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, shares his perspective on the casting of Sita. He voices his opinion that Alia Bhatt may not be suitable for the role, while endorsing Kangana Ranaut as a more fitting choice.
Sunil Lahri favors Kangana Ranaut:
Sunil Lahri, best known for his role as Lakshman in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, has expressed his views on the casting choices for the role of Sita. In an interview, he stated that Alia Bhatt is not the right choice for Sita and endorsed Kangana Ranaut for the role. Sunil praised Kangana‘s creative decisions and expressed confidence that she would bring respect and authenticity to the character of Sita in her upcoming film “Sita: The Incarnation,” directed by Alaukik Desai.
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Sunil emphasized the importance of not tampering with cultural elements and expressed his faith in Kangana’s portrayal of Sita. Kangana, in response, thanked Sunil for his support.
When asked about Alia Bhatt playing Sita in Nitesh Tiwari’s speculated film based on the Ramayana, Sunil shared his opinion that Alia lacks the required sensitivity and innocence for the character. He noted that while Alia may have been suitable for the role in the past, her current facial expressions reflect a different maturity. However, Sunil praised Ranbir Kapoor as a suitable actor to portray Lord Rama, citing his calmness and playful nature as fitting attributes for the character.
In a previous interview, Sunil had criticized the film Adipurush, directed by Om Raut, for its visual effects, storytelling, and controversial dialogues. He expressed his confusion about the film’s target audience and stated that it deviated from the original essence of the Ramayana, resulting in a disjointed narrative.
The controversy surrounding the film Adipurush shows no signs of subsiding. From objectionable dialogues to problematic scenes and inappropriate character representation, the audience’s dissatisfaction with the film’s content is widespread. Various places, including Kathmandu, Pokhara Metropolitan City, and now Mumbai, have imposed bans on its screening. Moreover, writer Manoj Muntashir and director Om Raut faced death threats from the Kshatriya Karni Sena during a press conference in Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, the film has received criticism from opposition political parties. Concerned about his safety, Muntashir has sought protection from the Mumbai Police.
Adipurush is drawing criticism for its mocking portrayal of the Ramayana in its dialogues and the poor depiction of important characters. While the filmmakers have agreed to make adjustments to the particular lines that have offended religious sentiments, viewers remain skeptical about whether this will truly address the issue. Amidst the ongoing uproar, questions are being raised about how a film that disrespects deities obtained clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) without any objections. To shed light on the matter, we reached out to industry insiders for their perspectives.