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'Ramayana' Shoot Stopped On Copyright Case

'Ramayana' Shoot Stopped On Copyright Case

Filming for Nitesh Tiwari's highly anticipated "Ramayana" began earlier this year after overcoming several challenges. 

The production which resumed at Film City in Mumbai following costume redesigns and look tests faced a significant setback with the exit of producer Madhu Mantena. 

Mantena's departure led to rumors of directional changes and a temporary halt in filming due to his compensation issues.

According to sources filming was stalled due to a copyright infringement case. An insider confirmed that while shooting continued briefly after receiving a notice it has been on hold pending legal resolution. 

The film stars Ranbir Kapoor as Lord Rama with Sunny Deol, Yash and Sai Pallavi in key roles.

Despite the pause production sources reassured fans that the project has not been shelved and is expected to resume within three weeks. The delay is also attributed to scheduling conflicts with the lead actors. 

Ranbir Kapoor is committed to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Love & War" later this year and Sunny Deol has commitments for "Border 2." The team is working on minimizing disruptions.

"Ramayana" will be shot in two parts with a six month gap between releases. Nitesh Tiwari envisions the project as a grand two part saga to effectively narrate the epic story. 

Unlike typical film productions where the success of the first part determines the sequel, both parts of "Ramayana" will be filmed concurrently.

A grand audio visual announcement showcasing the film's global talent pool is expected soon. 

The cast includes actors from across India and the technical team is an international collaboration. 

Music for the film will be composed jointly by Hans Zimmer and AR Rahman.