MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to work once again after becoming a mother for the second time. There have been reports that she has been approached to play the mythological character, Sita, in the adaptation of the Hindu epic Ramayana.
There were reports that she has demanded a whopping fee of Rs12 crore from the makers of the film. She usually charges Rs6 crore to Rs8 crore for a film.
The hike in her fee did not go down well with people and they got offended and took to social media to express their outrage.
Netizens alleged that Kareena is hurting their religious sentiments by demanding a hefty amount to play the role in Alaukik Desai’s upcoming film.
#BoycottKareenaKhan began trending on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the mythological drama’s writer KV Vijayendra Prasad earlier clarified that the Jab We Met star has not yet been finalised for the role. But despite this statement, the anger trolls do not seem to calm down. Earlier there were reports that the makers are also considering Deepika Padukone to essay the character.
The movie will feature Mahesh Babu in the role of Rama and Hrithik Roshan is likely to play the character of Ravana. The big-budget film will be co-produced by Madhu, Allu Arvind and Namit Malhotra. It will be shot in 3D. Apart from Hindi, the movie will also be released in Tamil and Telugu languages.
Speculations around actor Kareena Kapoor Khan portraying Sita have been buzzing for some time.
One of the social media users tweeted, “Remember the way she arrogantly replied to public that it’s you idiots who make us star. Don’t watch my flims, I don’t care. Let’s not watch such unworthy people. She playing in mythological film is disgusting #BoycottKareenaKhan.” Another said, “This role cannot be played by an actress who doesn’t respect Hindu gods. #BoycottKareenaKhan.”
“She don’t deserve to play the role of Mata Sita! So we just #BoycottKareenaKhan!” reads another tweet.