The veteran actor Mukesh Khanna doesn’t find Tiger Shroff suitable to play the role of Shaktimaan; has some other suggestions
It was a few days back when there were reports of a contemporary version Shaktimaan being in process. As soon as the news came, there were several suggestions from the audience for the new face of the superhero. One of the names was that of Tiger Shroff. However, the original Shaktimaan Mukesh Khanna doesn’t feel that he’s suitable for the role.
According to him, Tiger doesn’t have the spiritual face that is needed to play the character. “It’s not the action that made Shaktimaan popular. It was because of his superpowers, messages and values of life,” he told Mumbai Mirror.
The veteran actor thinks that stars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar can fit in the role because of their image. “For me, Shaktimaan is still as iconic as it was in 1997. I am still known as Shaktimaan. It has to be made keeping me in it. It is difficult casting even for us. When we were working on the new version of Shaktimaan, this point didn’t get cleared because of the coronavirus outbreak,” added Mukesh.
He also stated how the new version of Shaktimaan cannot be the way Ekta-Kapoor made Mahabharata by putting a tattoo on Draupadi’s shoulder. The actor said, “She had said that she was making Mahabharata for modern people. ‘Sanskriti kabhi modern nahi ho sakti, putri. Jis din Sanskriti ko modern karoge, khatam ho jayegi’. We will talk about new issues and problems – like today’s problem with the kids, environmental problems, addiction to technology, etc in the new version of Shaktimaan.”