Desai wrote in an Instagram post, “Universe does help those who surrender to it with belief. What was a mirage, is now clarity. A dream of a pious character never explored is now a reality. This pious journey will change the course of how we perceive our mythology. (sic)”
The film will be released in five languages and written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who also wrote Ranaut’s recent film Thalaivii.
Producer of the film, Saloni Sharma from SS Studio, said in a statement, “As a woman, I couldn’t be happier in welcoming Ms. Kangana Ranaut on board our VFX magnum opus, ‘The Incarnation Sita’. Kangana symbolizes the spirit and essence of the Indian woman – fearless, daunting, and daring. It’s time we stepped in to celebrate equality in every respect.”
It was earlier reported that Kareena Kapoor Khan was approached for the role of Sita but she refused it as the makers could not pay her the demanded remuneration of Rs 12 crore. While the actor never officially talked about it, Khan had addressed the issue in an interview with The Guardian. She said, “I make it quite clear what I want and I think that respect should be given. It’s not about being demanding, it’s about being respectful towards women. And I think things are kind of changing.”
Kriti Sanon will also be seen playing Sita in the upcoming film Adipurush.
Meanwhile, Ranaut, whose recent release Thalaivii, based on the life of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, had a dull opening at the box office, has a handful of other films in the pipeline, such as Dhaakad, Tejas, and Emergency.