Mukesh Khanna starrer Shaktimaan is undoubtedly one of the most loved serials in the history of Indian television. During the lockdown, the serial had once again started airing on Doordarshan, and now, soon we will get to see Shaktimaan on the big screen.
Mukesh Khanna is all set to make a three-film franchise of Shaktimaan and the first part will start rolling in the second half of 2021. While talking to Mid-day, the actor, who originally played Shaktimaan, said, “Kids across the country write to me, requesting that I create a new season of the series. I know the excitement around the subject hasn’t dwindled. Shaktimaan is the first Indian superhero, after all. The makers of Krrish had Rs 150 crore [to make the film] and I didn’t, which is why it took so long to develop the plan. Now, everything is slowly falling in place. The project should have rolled by now, but the pandemic disrupted our plans.”
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Further talking about who will play Shaktimaan in the film, Khanna said, “I can’t reveal who we are considering to play the new Shaktimaan. The final announcement will happen when the deal is sealed. Shaktimaan has to be bigger than Krrish and Ra.One. It has to be an Indian franchise with international standards.”
Khanna and Dinker Jani, the original creators of the show, will serve as the creative producers on the film. They will soon be finalising a director to helm the project.