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Ranveer Singh to play Lakhan

Ranveer is on board, he has recently signed the film and will be playing Lakhan. (Twitter)

By Sanskriti Media and Entertainment

If an industry source is to be believed then Ranveer Singh has been finalised for the role of Lakhan. He also apparently signed on the dotted line.

Ever since Karan Johar has announced his association with director Rohit Shetty for the remake of the iconic film "Ram Lakhan", speculations regarding the lead actors have been doing the rounds. There were reports that Ranbir Kapoor will play the character of Ram, but the source tells us that the search for Ram is still on and no one has been signed for the role yet.

Previous reports stated that Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan were approached for the film. Ranveer Singh had also expressed his eagerness to feature as the lead in the film. "If I am offered the film I would love to do it." Ranveer had told a leading daily.

He is a big fan of "Chennai Express" director's films.

"Karan Johar is the best creative producer one can ask for. Rohit Shetty is one of the biggest directors we have a today. I am a big fan of Rohit Shetty movies." said Ranveer.

Talking about the film he had said, "I was very small when Ram Lakhan had first released. it is film with a classic combination of love, action, romance and emotion, the stuff that the audience likes to see in our movies. I would agree to do it instantly if I was offered the film."

Earlier, there were also speculations that Shetty will bring his favourites Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn in the remake. However, the makers of the remake of "Ram Lakhan" have not yet revealed any details regarding the project.

Subhash Ghai's "Ram Lakhan" was one of the iconic films of Bollywood that showcased the bond between two brothers, Ram and Lakhan. The movie, which starred Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, also featured Madhuri Dixit, Dimple Kapadia and Raakhee in the lead roles.

Ghai who handed over the rights to Dharma productions, will also co-produce the remake of the comedy drama along with Johar. However, rumours are rife that the remake rights were apparently purchased by Johar at a whopping ₹5 crores from Ghai.

A source said, "Ranveer is on board, he has recently signed the film and will be playing Lakhan. We are still searching for the actor who would be fit to play Ram."