Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor starrer Ram Lakhan was one of the biggest hits of 1989. Naturally, when Rohit Shetty announced a remake of the classic, rumour mills were abuzz with speculations around who would replace the stalwarts.
Industry sources pegged Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan as the front-runners for the role of Lakhan. For Ram, the leading choices were Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Sidharth Malhotra.
Now, a source from the production team has informed a leading daily that Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh have been roped in to essay the roles of Ram and Lakhan respectively.
While talking to the daily, the source claimed, “Out of all the names being tossed for Lakhan’s part, Ranveer was the first choice. Also, last year Anil Kapoor, who played Lakhan, had said that Ranveer was perfect for the role. As for Ram’s character, it was decided that Shahid would be an ideal pick. The actors, however, have not signed on the dotted line.”
The source also said that the director is looking for fresh faces to essay Dimple Kapadia and Madhuri Dixit’s characters.
When contacted, Rohit Shetty did not confirm the casting.
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