Ranbir Kapoor to play Shiva in ‘Immortals of Meluha’ adaptation?
Karan Johar gets his Shiva! Is Ranbir Kapoor going to play the lead in ‘Immortals of Meluha’ adaptation?
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 07:08:56 GMT
It’s been quite a while since Karan Johar bought the rights of Amish Tripathi’s celebrated novel Immortals of Meluha, but he couldn’t get the ball rolling on the project back then. Now, Karan has put the onus on Ayan Mukerji to direct the same film.
Karan, Ayan and Ranbir make a terrific team, and Ayan Mukerji’s decision has even got Karan’s consent. “Picking Ranbir Kapoor was a unanimous choice. Ayan has already started work on adapting the book into a screenplay. The other parts of the trilogy will be decided upon later,” a source is quoted as saying by a tabloid.
Earlier, Karan Johar himself wanted to helm the Immortals of Meluha screen adaptation, but due to lack of time he couldn’t personally take up the project.
When the Dharma Productions head bought the rights of Immortals of Meluha, there was a huge buzz that Hrithik Roshan could play Shiva in the movie. Later, Hrithik went on to sign Shuddhi, another movie under Karan’s banner.
Then, it was heard that K Jo was planning to sign Shahid Kapoor for Immortals of Meluha. Alas! things couldn’t materialize as the actor was busy with another project.
So, for now it’s apparently Ranbir Kapoor as the modern-day Shiva in the movie. The project is expected to go on the floors next year.
Ranbir’s next release is Besharam which is releasing on October 2.