After Rajinikanth turned down the offer to play the powerful character of Ravana in the epic film Ramayan, director Raj Kumar Santhoshi has cast actor Prakash Raj in the role. While Ajay Devgan and Kajol have been selected for the role of Rama and Sita, Rekha will play the key role of Kaikeyi. A visibly thrilled Prakash says that Santhoshi has offered him the role of a lifetime. It is reported that the director will be taking the key members of the cast, which includes Prakash to Australia next month for a special training programme.
Meanwhile Prakash Raj is also busy with the release of his home production Mozhi and is happy with the way the film has shaped up. He is certain that Jyotika, who plays a deaf and mute girl in the film, will win a National award for her performance.