Rocking Star Yash joins hands with Namit Malhotra to produce ‘Ramayana’

Namit and Yash have embarked on a monumental journey to showcase the timeless appeal of 'Ramayana' on the world stage.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 12, 2024 | 3:57 PMUpdatedApr 12, 2024 | 3:57 PM

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Kannada actor Yash, who will next be seen in Toxic, has added another feather to his cap. His banner Monster Minds is now collaborating with Namit Malhotra’s production company Prime Focus Studios to produce Nitesh Tiwari’s epic saga Ramayana.

Namit and Yash have embarked on a monumental journey to showcase the timeless appeal of Indian mythology and storytelling traditions on the world stage.

Yash, who is riding on the success of the KGF franchise, said, “It has been my long-term aspiration to make films that will showcase Indian cinema on a global level. In pursuit of that, I was in LA to ally with one of the best VFX studios, and to my amazement, the driving force behind it was a fellow Indian.”

About the collaboration, the actor said, “Namit and I had various ideation sessions, and coincidentally, our synergy on the vision for Indian cinema aligned perfectly. We brainstormed various projects, and during these discussions, the subject of Ramayana came up.”

Ramayana, as a subject, deeply resonates with me and I had an approach in my mind for it. By joining forces to co-produce Ramayana we are bringing together our collective vision and experience to create an Indian film that will ignite excitement and passion in audiences across the world,” he added.

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Twofold challenges: Namit

Namit Malhotra, CEO of Prime Focus Studios, expressed his readiness to honour the Ramayana story after years of building a successful business. He aims to bring it to global audiences while respecting its sanctity.

Namit Malhotra, who is also the Global CEO of multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects company DNEG, has been developing his plans to bring this age-old tale to the big screen for several years.

He stated that he had two-fold challenges from the beginning — respect the sanctity of a tale held in high regard by one and all and present the incredible story as a compelling big-screen experience to the international audience.

About Yash, he said, “In Yash, I recognise a similar aspiration to share the best of our culture with the world. Inspired by his journey from Karnataka to the incredible international success of KGF: Chapter 2 (2022), I can’t think of a better partner to help create a major global impact with this, the greatest of all our stories.”

‘Our interpretation without compromise’

Speaking of the epic project, Namit said, “We’ll present our interpretation of the Ramayana without compromise, ensuring Indian hearts swell with pride. We’re assembling top global talent, from filmmakers to stars, to convey this epic story with utmost care and conviction.”

He added, “I’m immensely proud of our endeavour, and eager for the world to witness the pinnacle of Indian culture and storytelling on cinema screens globally.”

Yash added, “Our vision is to bring this timeless epic to the silver screen, honouring its grandeur while staying true to its essence. It will be an honest portrayal, capturing the story’s emotions and enduring values. This journey is our commitment to creative exploration, bold visions, and authentic storytelling, aiming to share the essence of Ramayana with the world.”

The cast and crew of Ramayana is not yet unveiled. While, there are widespread speculations that Ranbir Kapoor will play the role of Ram, while Sai Pallavi will portray Sita.

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