Ever since Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush was announced, fans of the South superstar are glued for updates. While the two actors have confirmed their entries, the female leads of the film are being looked out for. After several names already speculated, the latest reports hint that Anushka Sharma is the top contender to play Sita. The makers are keen on casting the Zero actress.
It was also being said that the makers are considering Kiara Advani for Adipurush. But now, the recent update says that they have almost finalised Anushka. The actor is yet to sign the dotted line, but the possibility is high.
Talking about the same, a source close to Pinkvilla said, “Anushka Sharma is the top contender for the role. Om met and narrated the whole idea to Anushka, and she was blown away by his vision. In fact, their meeting had a very positive outcome and it will most likely be her playing Sita on screen.”
Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma recently took her fans on a joy ride as she announced her pregnancy. In that case, her entering Adipurush would mean waiting till she delivers the baby. As per the source, the makers are planning to build the schedule around that if she says yes.
“Anushka Sharma will mostly be ready to start shoot within two months post her delivery. Om wants to begin shoot around January and since Adipurush is based on Ramayana, they will first film the portions which won’t need Anushka in them. They will kickstart the schedule with the Prabhas-Saif conflict. But it’s still not confirmed – Anushka is Om’s first choice for the movie but she is yet to sign on the dotted line,” the source said.
However, produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-series and directed by Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior fame Om Raut, Adipurush is a period drama. The film stars Prabhas as the titular character and Saif Ali Khan as Ravana.
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