Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan good for 'Ram Lakhan' remake: Ghai
(Sourced from PTI)
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says there are many good actors today, like Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan, who can star in the remake of his 1989 film "Ram Lakhan". Rohit Shetty was earlier supposed to helm the "Ram Lakhan" remake, to be produced by Karan Johar. It has been currently put on hold. Shetty said young stars were insecure to do a two-hero film.
Rohit Shetty also said that and most actors wanted to play the flamboyant Lakhan (essayed by Anil Kapoor) rather than portray the righteous Ram (played by Jackie Shroff).
About the remake's delay, Ghai said everyone has their reasons as each one wants to put their best foot forward. "Anyone who wants to remake has to make it better than the original. Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty are counted as among great directors of today. They're taking their time. I'm happy. I know whenever they'll make the film, they'll make it well," said Ghai.
"If Shetty makes 'Ram Lakhan' with newcomers, even then it'll run. When I'd started 'Ram Lakhan', both these actors (Shroff, Kapoor) were coming from five flops each. People had written them off. But I took them because the film's characters are stronger," Ghai said.
Asked who among the younger stars he thinks can feature in the modern take of "Ram Lakhan", Ghai said, "There are many brilliant actors today. Ranbir Kapoor is great. Varun Dhawan is a great actor. There are so many who are good." The director also said that today there is a sense of insecurity among actors as "the competition is more".