Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Immortals of Meluha’: Kriti Sanon or Shraddha Kapoor to play Sati

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Amish Tripathi’s Shiva trilogy were bestsellers that created quite the storm in the Indian literary circles.

The three books titled, ‘Immortals of Meluha’, ‘Secret of the Nagas’ and ‘Oath of the Vayuputras’, traced the journey of Lord Shiva who is also known as the ‘The Destroyer’. Destroyer here implies the destruction of the evil surrounding the mind.

The Shiva Trilogy gave a different spin to the lore of Shiva. The three books were released in 2010, 2011 and 2013 respectively.

A few months ago, there was buzz that the first part of the Shiva trilogy – ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ would be adapted into a web series, helmed by none other than ace filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

The director officially announced the project in March 2022 and has since begun the casting process for the same.

As per reports in a leading news portal, Shekhar Kapur has reached out to Bollywood actresses Shraddha Kapoor as well as Kriti Sanon to play the role of Sati in the series.

Sati is the female lead of the series, so casting the right person for it is critical to the success of the show.

As per the reports, the makers of the web series have had several elaborate meetings with both Shraddha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in the last month and a half. Both actresses have also reportedly done the look tests.

Who finally lands the role will be based on the shoot schedule that both these actresses currently have for their other acting commitments. The web series will be an elaborate production so whoever agrees to take on the role will have to commit some bulk dates for the project.

The final decision of who between Kriti and Shraddha will play Sati will ultimately depend on who is roped in to play the lead role of Shiva. The casting for the lead role is currently underway.

In the meantime, workwise, Shraddha has Luv Ranjan’s next untitled love story with Ranbir Kapoor, her first time sharing screen with him. Dimple Kapadia and Boney Kapoor are also part of the central cast of the movie.

As for Kriti, she has ‘Bhediya’ scheduled for release. The movie also stars Varun Dhawan. Besides this, she also has ‘Ganapath: Part 1’ with Tiger Shroff and ‘Adipurush’ with Baahubali superstar Prabhas.

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