If you are also one of the many movie lovers eagerly waiting to watch Ranveer Singh or Varun Dhawan singing and dancing to “My name is Lakhan” in the ‘Ram Lakhan’ remake, then you are in for some disappointment. In contrast to the earlier reports that claimed Ranveer and Varun were approached for Subhash Ghai’s 1989 film’s remake by Rohit Shetty, nothing has been confirmed as yet. It is heard that the script is still in the initial stages and no star can be finalized until it falls in place. Still, who do you think can step into the shoes of Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff?
Until the makers find their Ram and Lakhan, know which stars seem to be the best contenders for the roles, one of the most memorable movies of 1980s, Ram Lakhan, was a perfect blend of emotions, action, comedy, drama and romance. Not only did it boasted of an interesting story and endearing narration but also showed great chemistry between its lead actors Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor. Now filmmaker Karan Johar is all set to produce the remake of this film in association with Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts and it will be directed by the super successful Rohit Shetty. While the jodi of KJo and Rohit Shetty in itself is a very interesting combination, we think that a younger cast to fill in the shoes of Anil and Jackie will be a challenge too. We bring you a list of actors who can play the important characters of the film.
Arjun Kapoor as Ram: In the original Ram Lakhan, the dashing Jackie Shroff essayed the role of a police officer. The character of Ram, like Lord Ram, was righteous, serious, focused and perfect depiction of ‘good’. He is the dependable elder brother who tries to protect and mend the ways of his mischievous younger brother. We think Arjun Kapoor can carry off the role of Ram perfectly as he has a serious side to him and has proved his acting skills in movies such as Gunday and 2 States. We think Arjun Kapoor will make a great police officer and will add that edge and roughness in the role, as required.
Ranveer Singh as Lakhan: When you think of the street-smart tapori Lakhan, the only name that comes to your mind besides Anil Kapoor is Ranveer Singh. Lakhan, who was the younger of two brothers, was immature and fun loving prankster with over ambitious dreams. He always wanted to make quick money and hence did not hesitate in going the corrupt way and joining hands with the bad guys. Ranveer can carry off the role of Lakhan with ease as he is charismatic, naughty and very energetic. He will be able to do justice to this role of smart-mouth tapori with a heart of gold. And we can already imagine Ranveer doing the famous dance Mera Naam Hai Lakhan in his tapori ishstyle.
Alia Bhatt as Radha: Well it is difficult for any actress to match up to Madhuri Dixit. However, we feel that Alia Bhatt has that innate innocence which makes her the perfect choice for this role. She will play Ranveer Singh’s love interest, which will also be interesting as it is a new pairing. In the film, Madhuri brought in grace and freshness to this character. She was very good as the down-to-earth Radha, who also plays a big role in bringing Lakhan to the right path. Also Alia knows how to groove to music and she will also bring in the glamour and romance, which is a must in any Karan Johar movie.
Priyanka Chopra as Geeta Kashyap: Geeta was the stylish and beautiful Police commissioner’s daughter. She plays the love interest of Ram. In the remake, Priyanka will be the perfect diva and play the love interest of Arjun Kapoor. Also since she has worked with both Arjun and Ranveer and shares good onscreen chemistry with them, having her in the film will increase its market value. She will enhance the glamour quotient of the movie. Dimple Kapadia had essayed the role in the original Subhash Ghai film.
Jaya Bachchan as Mrs. Sharda Pratap Singh: A very important character, Mrs. Sharda Pratap Singh is an embodiment of femininity and strength. After her husband is killed brutally and she is thrown out of the house, she is left stranded on the streets with her two boys. Instead of giving up, she vows revenge. She is strong yet has a heart of gold. We think Jaya Bachchan can essay this role to utmost perfection. She is convincing, has strength and emotes beautifully. Only a senior actress like Jaya can bring this character to life.
Prakash Raj as Bhishambar Nath: It would be a challenge for Prakash Raj to step in Amrish Puri’s shoes and essay the role of mean, selfish, greedy and cruel Bhishambar Nath. However, we think Prakash is a gifted actor and can carry off any role with finesse. He is the villain, who is responsible for Ram and Lakhan’s father’s murder and for siphoning their family wealth to leave his widow and two young sons to fend for themselves. Prakash will bring in the darkness in the character.
Boman Irani as Bhanu Nath: He is Bhishambar Nath (Amrish Puri)’s partner-in-crime and has no scruples. He is responsible for the murder of Ram and Lakhan’s father’s and for siphoning their family wealth to leave his widow and two young sons to fend for themselves. Boman Irani has, on and off, done some negative roles and we think he can do justice to this character. The original role was played by Paresh Rawal.