Veteran TV actor Mukesh Khanna earlier this year announced a film which will be an adaptation of popular superhero TV show Shaktimaan. The announcement came as a surprise to many. Fans are also very excited about the film. Meanwhile, the names of Om Raut and Ranveer Singh associated with the film have come to the fore.
For those unaware, the iconic TV show ran on DD National from 1997 to the mid-2000s. The veteran actor was seen playing the titular superhero and his alter ego Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastriji, a geeky photographer in a newspaper.
As per India Today report, Ranveer Singh wants to step into the role played by Mukesh Khanna and it will be a trilogy. Currently, the actor is busy shooting for Karan Johar’s film. love story of rocky and rani, The report quoted a source as saying, “Ranveer has shown keen interest in playing the role of Indian superhero Shaktimaan. The makers also feel that Ranveer can bring a natural charisma to the superhero character, which was first introduced in 1997. Talks are on with the actor and the team.
An ETimes report claimed that Om Raut, who is currently directing Adipurush starring Saif Ali Khan, Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Sunny Singh, was approached to direct Ranveer in the Shaktimaan trilogy. The filmmaker is said to start his work after completing Adipurush.
On the work front, Ranveer Singh has also completed shooting for Rohit Shetty’s Circus. Now the actor will start shooting for S Shankar Anniyaan Remake, Earlier, Mukesh Khanna had revealed that he did not want to bring Shaktimaan back on TV. Therefore, after talks with Sony, it will be made a film with a budget of at least Rs 300 crore.