While the Bollywood industry and its woke actors continue to sneer and look down upon the Indian gods and ancient Indian history — the producers and directors do not miss out on an opportunity to retell the old stories to milk sweet, big profits. Reportedly, a movie is in the works where Ramayana will be told from the point-of-view (POV) of Maa Sita, and Kareena Kapoor Khan has been approached for the role.
The proposed movie is expected to be directed by Alaukik Desai and has been written by KV Vijayendra Prasad of Bahubali fame. Kareena Kapoor Khan has demanded a fee in excess of Rs.12 crores for the movie, according to various media tabloid reports.
“Bebo who usually asks in the Rs. 6-8 crores range for her films has quoted a sum of Rs.12 crores which has put the producers in a jiffy. In fact, right now, they are reconsidering their decision and also taking the film to a younger actress, as well. But talks are on and Bebo remains the first choice,” said one of the sources.
A source quoted by Bollywood Hungama said that Kareena will shoot for Veere Di Wedding 2 and Hansal Mehta’s upcoming venture first because they are smaller films that will be completed in one month’s time each.
“Sita will need at least 8-10 months of prep, shoot and production. So she will be completely consumed by one film at that point but Bebo also realises that this will be her biggest magnum opus to date, as it’s a retelling of Ramayana from Sita’s point of view,” they said.
However, as soon as the news of Kareena’s casting came out, the netizens started fuming as they weren’t amused by the choice of the actress to play the role of Maa Sita.
“Reportedly Kareena Kapoor has been offered the role of Maa Sita in an upcoming movie depicting the Ramayan from Sita Mata’s point of view. This tainted film industry should stay away from sacred Hindu epics. If they have run out of ideas, they can target another religion. Not ours.” tweeted one user.
Reportedly Kareena Kapoor has been offered the role of Maa Sita in an upcoming movie depicting the Ramayan from Sita mata’s point of view.This tainted film industry should stay away from sacred Hindu epics.If they have run out of ideas, they can target another religion. Not ours.
— Kavita (@Sassy_Hindu) June 7, 2021
“Please for god sake. Its a disgrace to Ramayana if she plays Sita’s role. To play Sita one has to be a Hindu to carry out that unique role. Many other talented artists are available. Y #KareenaKapoorKhan” tweeted yet another anguished netizen.
Please for god sake. Its a disgrace to ramayana if she plays sita's role. To play sita one has to be a hindu to carry out that unique role. Many other talent artiste available. Y #KareenaKapoorKhan https://t.co/ypnFNznYej
— DrNVarsha (@varshaN89) June 7, 2021
“Kareena Kapoor Khan has been offered to play the role of Sita Mata Bollywood is really demonizing and playing with the sentiments of Hindu’s !” said a disgruntled netizen.
Kareena Kapoor Khan has been offered to play the role of Sita Mata
Bollywood is really demonizing and playing with the sentiments of Hindu's ! pic.twitter.com/Sm6xSBDWoU
— Maarwadi🚩🚩🚩 (@Marwadi99) June 7, 2021
Similarly, other tweeters showed their disappointment over the decision and demanded the actress be changed.
Kareena Kapoor as Sita MA. Really? Let her play Timur ki Ammi in that Barbarians biopic.
— 𝕂𝕒𝕣𝕞𝕒ℝ𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕚 🇮🇳 (@JyotiKarma7) June 7, 2021
Kareena Kapoor shouldn't be allowed to play the role of Sita in the upcoming film on the Ramayana. She has deeply hurt Hindu sentiments by naming her after Taimur; a tryrant- invader who committed genocide on Hindus. pic.twitter.com/m6908DGfqi
— s Balakrishnan (@zindashahid) June 8, 2021
Although the role hasn’t been finalised nor Kareena has given her dates but the initial hostile response of the audience on the casting is sure to give a lot to the producers to think about.