OMG! OMG! The famous television show Shaktimaan is all set to return again on television. The only superhero of 90s kids, will make you feeling on how Shaktimaan entertained everyone. One of 1990s’ popular cult shows “Shaktimaan” is likely to return to the small screen. The role was played by actor Mukesh Khanna and the good news is, the actor will retain the Shaktimaan role for himself.
Mukesh Khanna said, “We are planning the return of Shaktimaan on television and the discussions are going on with few channels. I can’t commit the date but you will get to see it soon. I am working on my look and body for it. I have already lost 8 kgs and will be losing another 8 kilos. I am not trying to get six pack abs. I want to try and match up with the look that I had 15 years back. People relate to me as Shaktimaan and I can’t offer the role to anyone.”
As per a TOI report, producer and actor Mukesh Khanna has confirmed that he is in discussions with a few channels regarding the comeback of ‘Shaktimaan’. The 57-year-old star will again be represent the lead in his show.
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Mukesh also said that since people relate to him as Shaktimaan, it would be unfair to them if anybody else steps into his shoes. “People relate to me as Shaktimaan and I can’t offer the role to anyone,” said the actor,” he said.
Talking about not roping in any young actor for the role, the veteran actor said: “I was very young when I played the role of Bhishmapitama in Mahabharat. I feel an actor can’t be restricted due to age. I feel age is just a number. It depends on how you look and if you will be able to pull off the character with full conviction.”
“Shaktimaan” was about a superhero, who saved the lives of people from all evils, and his alter ego Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri, a photo journalist by profession. The series aired on Doordarshan and had Vaishnavi Mahant as reporter Geeta Vishwas and Surendra Pal as Tamraj Kilvish in key roles.
The actor Mukesh Khanna does not want any other younger actor to play Shaktimaan’s role.
Here is something for the nostalgia you are experiencing already. Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri, a mere photojournalist for a newspaper, has an alter ego, Shaktimaan. Shaktiman is like any other human being, but he has achieved superhuman strength after a lot of deep meditation and attaining control over the five elements of life. #Missing90sAlready