Mukesh Khanna, who wowed the Indian audience with his superhero avatar Shaktimaan in the 90s, is in talks to turn the popular show into a three-part big screen adaption.
Talking about the project, Mukesh feels excited to do the film, he said, “It is a dream come true for me. Shaktimaan was, is and will always be the first Indian superhero, and I also call him the ‘super teacher’. I am happy that now we are coming with a bang.”
He continued, “It is an evergreen, and an extremely contemporary story. In every decade and every century, darkness tries to prevail over light and truth. But ultimately, truth and positivity triumph over.”
According to reports, the first film of the trilogy is likely to go on floors in the second half of 2021.
Mukesh further added, “An entire generation has grown up watching and learning from Shaktimaan. I have been promising Shaktimaan fans for a while now that Shaktimaan 2.0 is coming up. So, I am more than happy, and feel extremely responsible towards fans who have literally grown up with me. I have always said Vijayee bhava to everyone, but now I think I need to say the same to myself. May God be with me.”
Shaktimaan tells the explorations of the fictitious superhero story of the same name. Mukesh Khanna essayed the titular role in the epic series that aired on Doordarshan between 1997 and 2005.