Mukesh Khanna does not want Ranveer Singh as Shaktimaan; says ‘aisi image wala vyakti..’

    Mukesh Khanna has firmly rejected Ranveer Singh as Shaktimaan due to the actor's infamous nude shoot. Read on to know more

    <p>Ranveer Singh and Mukesh Khanna</p>

    Ranveer Singh and Mukesh Khanna

    Following online reports suggesting that Ranveer Singh would commence shooting for Shaktimaan after Don 3, the original show's producer and lead actor Mukesh Khanna firmly displayed his disagreement to allowing the actor to portray the role, also launching a verbal attack against him.

    In 2022, it was revealed that Mukesh Khanna's iconic 1997 television show, Shaktimaan, would be adapted into a film. Sony Pictures India subsequently announced its support for this project, which was both led by and starred Khanna. Following this announcement, speculation arose regarding Ranveer Singh's potential casting as the superhero. However, Mukesh Khanna has recently dismissed these rumours through a post and a video on his official social media handle, while also criticizing Ranveer's infamous nude photoshoot.

    Sharing a post on Instagram, he wrote, “Pura social media mahinon se is rumour se bhara pada tha ki Ranveer karega Shaktimaan. Aur har koi naaraz tha ise lekar. Main chup raha. Lekin jub channels ne bhi elaan karna shuru kar diya ki Ranveer sign ho gaya hai. To mujhe muhn kholana pada. Aur maine bol diya ki aisi image wala vyakti kitna bhi bada star kyon na ho Shaktimaan nahin ban sakta. I have put my foot down. Ab Aaga aage dekhiye hota hai kya ?? (Since a few months social media has been flooded with the news of Ranveer playing Shaktimaan. Everyone was upset about it, but I kept quiet, however, when channels also announced that Ranveer was signed for the film, I had to open my mouth. I have said that an actor who carries such an image, no matter how big he is, cannot play Shaktimaan. I have put my foot down, now see what happens further).”

    Adding on to this Mukesh also released a video on his YouTube channel where he condemned Ranveer for his nude photoshoot for a magazine. He added, “I have told the producers, that your competition is not with Spider-Man, Batman, Captain Planet. Shaktimaan is not just a superhero, he has also become a super teacher. Now, the actor who takes on the role should have the quality that when he speaks, people will listen. There are big actors, but their image comes in the middle.”

    Do let us know, what is your take on this fiasco. In your opinion, is Ranveer the wrong choice for Shaktimaa?