This Article is From Sep 14, 2015

Eji, Oji, Loji, Sunoji: Hrithik, Abhishek May be New Age Ram Lakhan

Eji, Oji, Loji, Sunoji: Hrithik, Abhishek May be New Age Ram Lakhan

Abhishek and Hrithik photographed in Mumbai.

New Delhi: It appears that 2016's feuding brothers Ram Lakhan may not be played by any of the names that have been bandied around ever since the film was announced in August 2014. Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor have been eclipsed by two actors who now lead the list of likelies - Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan.

Filmfare reports that Hrithik and Abhishek are now the probables for Lakhan and Ram respectively. If true, they will reunite after 2006 hit Dhoom 2.

The remake of the Subhash Ghai-directed 1989 hit will be made jointly by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, Rohit Shetty and Mr Ghai's Mukta Arts. KJo announced the impending film last year:

Among those who commented on the tweet was Abhishek Bachchan, who couldn't have known then that he would be on the list of likely candidates:

Hrithik and Abhishek - or whoever does end up being cast - will fill the roles taken by Anil Kapoor as Lakhan and Jackie Shroff as Ram in the tale of two brothers raised to plot revenge for the murder of their father. Both become cops but their paths diverge as the younger brother, Lakhan, strays into an underbelly of corruption. (Also Read: Here's What Anil Kapoor Thinks About Ram Lakhan Remake)

Madhur Dixit and Dimple Kapadia played the brothers' love interests in the original film, with Raakhee playing their mother. Ram Lakhan was noted for its hit soundtrack, including the songs My Name Is Lakhan and Tera Naam Liya.

Ram Lakhan will be the second of Subhash Ghai's films to be remade after the just-released Hero, starring newcomers Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty. The 1983 original starred Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Seshadri.