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RAM LAKHAN remake : why Shahid Kapoor as Ram will be a mistake against Ranveer Singh as Lakhan

April 25, 2016 5:14:06 PM IST
By Vishal Verma, Glamsham Editorial
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Subhash Ghai's 1989 blockbuster RAM LAKHAN is on the wish list of Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar.. both have categorically said that the remake is happening.. anyways, the latest casting coup to Karan Johar's Dharma Productions most awaited remake – Shahid Kapoor as Ram to the already rumored Ranveer Singh as Lakhan makes us worry for Shahid Kapoor and we think it will be a mistake on Shahid's part if the reports are true..


First of all, the character of Lakhan in the original was tailor made for Anil Kapoor who played the younger brother of Ram played by Jackie Shroff. Though Ram's character was strong, well placed and sober, it was Lakhan that stole all the limelight, ‘citiies' and ‘taalis'.. from the audience.. ( Anil Kapoor's ‘My Name is Lakhan' dance move has become memorable and if you are connecting it with Ranveer Singh going gaga and imitating it with his DIL DHADKNE DO co –star at award functions then Ranveer is smartly making his ‘Lakhan' move famous amongst today's audience and his fans.) The energetic and wonderfully talented Ranveer Singh ( BAJIRAO MASTANI) proved it, will bring in the required colours and shade to Lakhan.

Whereas Shahid Kapoor who is no less talented then Ranveer Singh might find it tough to get the audience attention in the sober role of Ram the big brother of Lakhan.. yes, Shahid has come a long way and has proven his intensity in Vishal Bhardwaj's HAIDER, KAMINEY and will be portraying an army officer in RANGOON..

Shahid is a gifted dancer and has a good hand in comedy but here he may have to sacrifice his dancing and comic qualities required for a commercial star to play Ram. We don,t know whether Rohit Shetty's remake will have a role reversal and even if that happens then Ranveer Singh's portrayal of Bajirao in BAJIRAO MASTANI is enough to convince that Ranveer can still give it tough to Sasha urf Shahid Kapoor even by going out from his comfort zone.
Anyways reports suggest that both Ranveer and Shahid have not signed on the dotted line till yet and there is no official confirmation on this, but we believe Shahid won,t be as apt as Ram as Ranveer is for Lakhan.. it will be a mistake on Shahid part as Ranveer is likely to take all the limelight.. just as Anil Kapoor who did it 17 years back to Jackie Shroff in the original.. but that didn,t affect the movie cause the broamance and brotherhood between Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor was well established amongst the audience be it on screen or off screen. Shahid and Ranveer are on the same page and it will not be an easy task for the makers to establish their broamnce and bring it any where near to te original to make things work in RAM LAKHAN remake..

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