I can’t let Akshay, Ajay or SRK play Shaktimaan: Mukesh Khanna

Mukesh KhannaActor Mukesh Khanna, who became popular after playing superhero in “Shaktimaan”, is coming up with a 75-minute telefilm titled “Hamaara Hero Shaktimaan”, in which he plays Shaktimaan again. He says only he can play ‘Shaktimaan’.

“I can’t make Akshay Kumar Shaktimaan, I can’t let Ajay Devgn play Shaktimaan. They are good actors. I can’t even let Shah Rukh Khan play Shaktimaan because they don’t have the image that I have,” the 54-year-old said here Monday at a press conference to announce the telefilm that will go on air June 30 on Pogo channel.

“So I have to do this (play Shaktimaan) and I would say that I have that audacity to play Shaktimaan again because there was nobody before Mukesh Khanna,” he added.

Produced by Mukesh and directed by Dinkar Jani, “Shaktimaan” originally aired on Doordarshan and was super successful.

Shaktimaan is said to be India’s first superhero.

In the last few years Bollywood too churned out superhero films like “Ra. One”, “Krrish” and the forthcoming “Krrish 3″, but for Mukesh, they are not superheroes.

” ‘Krrish’ is not a superhero. He has just saved his father, now he can become a superhero when he is saving the whole world (in ‘Krrish 3’). ‘Ra. One’ is definitely not a superhero,” Khanna said and added: “I am sorry, maybe Shah Rukh might feel bad, but ‘Ra. One’ is not a superhero.”

He added: “You can call ‘Ra.One’ ‘Terminator’, a good film on special effects. But sorry to say ‘Ra.One’ is not a superhero.”



  • Great memories of SHAKTIMAN.
    gangadhar,geeta vishwas all these characters still fresh in my memory.

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  • Shaktimaan is nice when we emulate as our selves as a kid
    but now we were grown up and people are liking movies like Dark knight series and Man of Steel type movies and some like Avenger type movies so now taste of the audience have changed drastically So this shakti maan should update himself and not to comment srk as he will loose even if he comment hrithiks krrish no problem as the movie speaks

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  • Nowadays 10 year old girls cry because they broke up with their boyfriends. When I was 10, I cried if I missed Shaktimaan on TV.

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  • Mukesh won’t let them do Shaktimaan? LOL, They (Akshay, Ajay or SRK) are not even interested in it.
    Sorry Shaktimaan! :p

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  • But as he mentioned akshay kumar even akkians should agree with me as an action hero akshay was super successful but the big blunder mistake he has done in his whole career was he didnt get an idea to do an super hero flick as he suits good when he was too young

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  • I still rememeber, when i was in 4th standard, few of my classmate were discussing about shaktiman. I asked them what is shaktiman buz i wasn’t aware of it. They laughed at me and said, in which world iam living and told about telecast timing and insisted to watch it. I watched on the same day, since then, I never missed even single episode until they stopped airing.
    @hrithiklover. But akshay kumar didnt had the starpower then, to play superhero. He became big star after 2007. Moreover, akshay wont be fit in superhero role unless he dub his voice with other person.

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  • sorry to say but SHAKTIMAAN WAS THE WORST SUPERHERO OF ALL TIME!!! When ever i see this so called “Shaktimaan” i fee like WTF IS THIS??? Seriously SHAKTIMAAN was a “LAME CHARACTER!!!!

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  • hrithiklover:
    i agree with u .akshay perfectly suits superhero roles.
    if akshay is not a big star before 2007 because he didnt given big hits.
    then srk is not a big star from 2009.because he totally failed to give blockbusters after that.

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  • indicine got it completely wrong….he didn’t become popular only with shaktimaan….hw can u forget blockbuster serial mahabharata…

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  • The ‘ra.one’ is not a superhero line floored me…! I was led to believe ‘G.one’ was the superhero but clearly people saw ‘G.one’ as nothing more than a cartoonish version of MNIK’s Rizwan Khan…! :-P

    Too funny Mukesh- you rock

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  • Shaktimaan would have destroyed ‘Ra.one’ in 2 mins flat unlike ‘G.one’ who needed 3 hrs and the help of alittle kid…!

    No wonder Mukesh feels Srk cannot play his iconic character…!

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  • What ever maybe ShaKtimaan is legendary as we all agree !!!This is a fact it has some iconic status!!
    Then why he comments Akki,ajay,Raone,krrish

    It will be nice if he express in other way rather than bashing them

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  • Sorry, but i have to say that may be he is the hero of shaktiman but he doesn’t have any quality to become superhero in his real life. Because a superhero will not praise about himself, he should praise other human.

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  • Shaktimaan was quite famous during the time it was first released, even though i never watched it.

    However, Mukesh Khanna’s Bheeshmacharya role in Mahabharata was epic.

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  • Indeed, Ra.one was not a superhero. He was supposed to be super villian but falls flat by srk aka G.One’s cheap gimmick by holding his main part to defeat him. Lol !!!!!!!!!

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