- Mukesh Khanna said details will be shared “gradually”
- He played the superhero on the popular television series.
- Mukesh Khanna has collaborated with a “great production house”
Actor Mukesh Khanna, best known for playing the titular superhero on the television show. Shaktimaan, announced that it will make a series of three films based on the superhero. In an Instagram post on Friday, the 62-year-old actor made the announcement in Hindi, writing: “Ab baat duniya ko batane layak ho gai hai ki Shaktimaan dobara abtarit ho raha hai. Ji haan Shaktimaan ke doston, ab officially ye bata raha hoon ki main Shaktimaan 2 le kar aa raha hoon (It is time to tell the world that Shaktimaan is reincarnating. Yes, friends of Shaktimaan, I now officially declare that I am bringing Shaktimaan 2 soon. Not on the television channel or OTT either, but rather as a trilogy, in the form of three films on the big screen. “
In the second part of his post, Mukesh Khanna added that: “Details dheere dheere hum reveal karenge. Filhaal itna bata sakta hoon ek bahut bade production house ke saath maine haath milaya hai is a Himalayan task ko anjaam dene ke liye (Details will be released gradually. For now, I can say that I have collaborated with a great production company to bring their herculean task to life.) “
Mukesh Khanna closed his post with the promise that the new Shaktimaan The movies will be bigger than Hrithik Roshan’s superhero franchise. Krrish, and also Shah Rukh Khan Ra.One – It seems that Mr. Khanna has misspelled Ra.One as ‘Raavan‘which is also a movie, but a police thriller and not a sci-fi superhero. Mukesh Khanna also shared the link to a report from Bollywood Hungama, which states that working on the first film of the Shaktimaan The series will begin in 2021.
Read from Mukesh Khanna Shaktimaan announcement of the trilogy here:
In an interview with Bombay Times earlier this year, Mukesh Khanna had said: “For the past three years, we have been working to bring out the second edition of Shaktimaan, which is contemporary, but rooted in our values. We were working on the sequel because people wanted to know, aage kya hua. “Speaking to Mumbai mirror just a month later, Khanna had said: “The new version of Shaktimaan It can’t be the way Ekta Kapoor did Mahabharat (in 2008) putting a tattoo on Draupadi’s shoulder. She had said that she was doing Mahabharat for modern people. Modern sanskriti kabhi nahi ho sakti, putri. Jis din Sanskriti ko modern karoge, khatam ho jayegi“(Culture can never be modern. The day you try to make culture modern, it will be over).”
Shaktimaan Said to be India’s first superhero show, it aired in Doordarshan from 1997 to 2005. Khanna played the famous superhero and his alter ego Pandit Gangadhar Vidyadhar Mayadhar Omkarnath Shastri in it.