Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar have not yet made any announcement regarding lead actors in “Ram Lakhan” remake. But, the recent buzz is that Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh may be roped in for the project. While Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were front-runners for Lakhan’s role, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Sidharth Malhotra were being considered for Ram’s part. Now a well-placed source in the production team of the film informs us that the makers have locked Shahid and Ranveer to essay the roles of Ram and Lakhan respectively.
A source close to Mid-day has revealed, “Out of all the names being tossed for Lakhan’s part, Ranveer was the first choice. Also, last year Anil Kapoor, who played Lakhan, had said that Ranveer was perfect for the role. As for Ram’s character, it was decided that Shahid would be an ideal pick. The actors, however, have not signed on the dotted line. The makers are looking for fresh faces to essay Madhuri Dixit and Dimple Kapadia’s characters and the project is likely to go on floors by end of the year. Once everything is finalized, an official announcement will be made”. When the leading daily contacted Rohit Shetty, he said that he is still working on the script and nothing is confirmed as yet.
Rohit Shetty has joined hands with Karan Johar to remake Subhash Ghai’s 1989 hit Ram Lakhan in association with Mukta Arts. When asked about the remake, Anil Kapoor said, “I think remaking Ram Lakhan is more of a business proposition than a creative one. But I think Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar will do their best.” While Shahid has recently wrapped up the shooting of his upcoming film Rangoon, Ranveer is currently filming for Aditya Chopra’s Befikre in Paris.