A section of Twitter expressed disappointment, on Monday, after a report claimed that Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has been approached by director Alaukik Desai for the titular role in his upcoming magnum opus, 'Sita'.
According to a report, the 'Veere Di Wedding' actress has demanded Rs 12 crores to play the role of Sita in the film, which will depict the epic 'Ramayana' from Sita's point of view. While Bebo is taking her time to give the nod, makers are also reconsidering their decision and looking for a younger actress, a source told the outlet.
Reacting to the same, several netizens took to Twitter to slam the makers, although an official confirmation is still awaited.
A user tweeted, "She is not suitable for the role of Mata Sita... Kareena Kapoor looks too old & haggard. Moreover, she can never get the innocent & mesmerizing look of Mata Sita ..Fans of Kareena Kapoor Khan can come n abuse me here & make me famous."
Another commented, "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. Why #KareenaKapoorKhan?"
"They couldn’t find an actress who values the character of Sita more than the money? Shame on the producers," wrote a user.
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The said film has reportedly been titled 'SITA- The Incarnation'. It is being written by 'Baahubali' screenwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad.
Earlier, a report by Bollywood Hungama said that Ranveer Singh has been approached to play Raavana in the film.
Interestingly, Kareena Kapoor's husband actor Saif Ali Khan will be seen playing the antagonist in Om Raut's screen adaptation of the epic Ramayana - 'Adipurush'.
The film will show Prabhas essaying the role of Lord Rama. It has found its Sita in actress Kriti Sanon and Lakshman in actor Sunny Singh.
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