The lead cast of the highly-anticipated Amazon Original series The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power were in Mumbai, on Thursday for their epic Asia Pacific press meet. Ahead of the premiere on Friday, Showrunner and Executive producer JD Payne along with the cast – Robert Aramayo, Charles Edwards, Nazanin Boniadi, Lloyd Owens, Sara Zwangobani, Maxim Baldry, Megan Richards, Tyroe Muhafidin, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh attended the press meet which was hosted by superstars and fans of The Lord of The Rings Hrithik Roshan and Tamannaah Bhatia.

Speaking about her love for this epic tale Tammanah Bhatia said, “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has a cinematic appeal that is one of its own kind. Irrespective of the book or the screen adaptations that have been made, it is so engrossing and captivating that it takes you to another world.”

Speaking as a true fan of this franchise, Hrithik Roshan said, “As an audience, I am waiting to see this visual extravaganza meet powerful content. I am excited that I will be able to watch the second age of Middle- earth on Prime Video on 2 September 2022.” He went on to make an interesting reveal, “My father called me after binge-watching the entire trilogy. We were so inspired by this world that my father felt that we can build on something that we have already made. So, we took Koi mil Gaya and through that Krrish was born.”

Showrunner JD Payne said, “Patrick and I knew we had to get the casting right as we’re telling an amazing story. It’s Tolkien’s untold story of the Second Age. So, we’re telling the story of the forging of the Rings of Power. We had two criteria for our casting: not only did these actors need to be great performers, but they also needed to have Middle-earth in them. When you look at them, you need to get the feeling that they had transported from Middle-earth to our world. For over a year, we auditioned hundreds of people for every single role and found 22 needles in a huge haystack!”

The Rings of Power will start premiering on 2, September 2022.