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Ranveer good choice for Lakhan: Anil Kapoor

Promotional event of IIFA

Mumbai : Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor says Ranveer Singh would be the ideal choice to play the role of Lakhan in the remake of “Ram Lakhan”.

There were reports that filmmaker Rohit Shetty was remaking the iconic film which starred Jackie Shroff as Ram and the 59-year-old “Slumdog Millionaire” star as Lakhan.

“I am hearing about this (‘Ram Lakhan’ remake) since three and a half years. I think they are still making it… I think right now Ranveer is a good choice for Lakhan,” Anil told reporters here.

The actor was speaking at an event for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.

Anil said over the years there are films for which he thought he deserved awards but did not get any.

“I had thought then that I should’ve got an award for ‘Ishwar’, ‘Ram Lakhan’. Because they used to say that popular films should be awarded so that was the most popular film. Even for ‘Lamhe’ I didn’t get many important awards.

“There are many films like these where I didn’t get any award for. There are also those films for which I didn’t think I deserve an award but I got it.” Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor are returning as the host of this year’s IIFA after successfully anchoring the gala in 2014.

17th IIFA awards will be held on June 25 in Madrid, Spain. The awards ceremony will witness performances by Bollywood A-listers like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha among others.

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