Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar’s collaboration was supposed to happen much before Simmba happened. The film that is being referred to here is the remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1989 blockbuster, Ram Lakhan. There was an official look that was unveiled in the media and the film was touted to release in 2016. However, the makers shelved the film later. Talking about it, Shetty had stated in an interview two years ago that it was dropped since nobody was ready to play the role of Ram, everyone wanted to play Lakhan.
Reports also suggested that Ranveer Singh was offered one of the parts but no confirmation regarding the same was made. Now, in a recent promotional event for Simmba, the actor revealed all the details about the offer and said, “I was never offered Ram Lakhan, no I was actually (laughs). I guess I was ready to do Lakhan and I don’t know what happened about that. It was a long time ago. That was the film that Karan sir & Rohit sir we’re supposed to make together and here we are cut to 2018, it is finally happening.”
He continued, “It’s a film backed by two very big brands. Both (Karan & Rohit) coming together, makes Simmba a very massive project. Our ambition for the film was higher than the expectations. We wanted to exceed expectations which were already so high. It is more than I had imagined.” Ask him if he has an issue to star in a two-hero film, the actor says, “I can only tell you that in my capacity, I was keen to play Lakhan and I have also done a two-hero film, Gunday, I have done an ensemble film in Dil Dhadkane Do. You have 83’ and Takht which are ensemble films. So I’m not the one who shies away from multi starrers or two hero films and my track record goes to show that.”
Hope we get to see the Ram Lakhan remake in Rohit Shetty style soon!
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