In an exciting development for fans of Indian superhero culture, renowned film producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Sony Pictures are set to collaborate on the production of the much-anticipated film adaptation of the iconic superhero serial, Shaktimaan.
The announcement comes a year after veteran actor Mukesh Khanna revealed plans for the cinematic adaptation of Shaktimaan. The original serial, which first aired on Doordarshan in 1990 and continued through the early 2000s, gained immense popularity for its compelling storyline and groundbreaking portrayal of a homegrown superhero.
Mukesh Khanna, who not only produced the television series but also portrayed the titular character, expressed his enthusiasm for the film adaptation last year. However, the project faced setbacks and was temporarily shelved due to budgetary constraints.
Now, with the collaboration between Sajid Nadiadwala and Sony Pictures, the Shaktimaan film is set to be revived. This partnership brings renewed hope for fans who have long awaited the superhero’s return to the big screen.
A significant development in the project is the casting of Bollywood powerhouse Ranveer Singh in the lead role. Known for his versatility and dynamic performances, Singh is expected to bring a fresh and contemporary perspective to the iconic character.
Ranveer Singh, currently wrapping up filming for ‘Don 3,’ is set to embark on the Shaktimaan project immediately afterward. This casting choice adds another layer of excitement to the project, as Singh’s commitment to his roles is well-known among cinephiles.
The collaboration between Sajid Nadiadwala, Sony Pictures, and the casting of Ranveer Singh has reignited interest in the Shaktimaan film. With the resurgence of superhero genre popularity worldwide, the Indian audience eagerly anticipates the revival of this classic superhero on the silver screen.