Ranveer Singh To Play Shaktimaan

Ranveer Singh To Play Shaktimaan

The shoot for Ranveer Singh-starrer Shaktimaan begins in May next year with Basil Joseph as director, as per a new report.

Ranveer Singh, who was last seen in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, co-starring Alia Bhatt, will be busy filming for his upcoming movies in the next two years. apart from Don 3 and Singham Again, the actor is gearing up for another big film, Shaktimaan. It will reportedly be directed by Basil Joseph. 

The iconic superhero Shaktimaan is all set to make a grand comeback to the screens, and Bollywood’s powerhouse performer, Ranveer Singh, has been roped in to don the superhero cape. Renowned director Basil Joseph is helming this ambitious project, and it is slated to go on floors in 2025.

The news has sent waves of excitement through fans and film enthusiasts, as the combination of Ranveer Singh’s charisma and Basil Joseph’s directorial prowess promises a cinematic spectacle.

Details about Ranveer Singh’s Shaktimaan

Per the portal, Don 3 will be shot in India and abroad over a period of seven months and is expected to wrap up by March 2025, after which Ranveer Singh will get busy with Shaktimaan in May 2025. “Right after Don 3, it’s time for Shaktimaan. The film has been in the writing stage for over three years now and the team has finally cracked a script that’s worthy of doing justice to the legacy of Shaktimaan.

The film will be directed by Basil Joseph, with Sony Pictures India and Sajid Nadiadwala as the producers,” a source told Pinkvilla.

When Tovino almost confirmed Ranveer’s film

In September 2023,  Tovino Thomas had hinted at a possible collaboration between Ranveer Singh and Basil Joseph during an Instagram live session. Tovino went live to celebrate the news that his film 2018 was announced as India’s official entry for the Oscars. Ranveer had crashed the live by dropping in the comments, writing, “Love from Mumbai.”

Tovino saw his comment and praised him. It was during this time that Tovino started sharing he was talking to director Basil Joseph about how Ranveer is going to have a good time working with him.

Although the actor did not reveal the name of the project, he hinted that indeed Ranveer and Basil are collaborating on a project, which is scheduled to go on floors soon.

Ranveer’s upcoming projects

While Ranveer’s Singham Again releases in 2024, Don 3, helmed by Farhan Akhtar, is touted to be a big 2025 release with Shaktimaan expected to be released in 2026. Recently, there were also reports that Ranveer was speaking to several other directors, exploring a south collaboration and looking to do a pan-Indian film.

Ranveer Singh: The Perfect Fit for Shaktimaan

Ranveer Singh, known for his dynamic and versatile performances, seems tailor-made for the role of Shaktimaan. The actor’s ability to immerse himself into diverse characters, coupled with his infectious energy, makes him an ideal choice to portray the legendary superhero.

The announcement has ignited discussions about how Ranveer will bring his own flair to the character while staying true to the essence of Shaktimaan that has been etched in the memories of Indian audiences.

Basil Joseph’s Directorial Vision

Basil Joseph, acclaimed for his work in the film industry, particularly in Malayalam cinema, brings a fresh perspective to the superhero genre. Having directed successful films known for their unique storytelling and engaging narratives, Basil Joseph’s approach to Shaktimaan is keenly anticipated.

His vision for the project and how he plans to reinterpret the iconic character for contemporary audiences will be a focal point of discussion as the film progresses.

The Grand Comeback of Shaktimaan

Shaktimaan, a character created by Mukesh Khanna, became a cultural phenomenon during the late ’90s with a television series of the same name. The superhero with distinct powers derived from ancient yogic practices captured the imagination of viewers across generations. The news of Shaktimaan making a comeback, especially on the silver screen, has fueled nostalgia and excitement among those who grew up watching the superhero in action.

Cinematic Spectacle Anticipated

With the blend of Ranveer Singh’s star power and Basil Joseph’s directorial finesse, the Shaktimaan reboot is poised to be a cinematic spectacle. The advancements in filmmaking technology since the character’s last appearance on television will likely contribute to creating a visually stunning world for Shaktimaan. T

he film’s production design, special effects, and action sequences are anticipated to be on par with international superhero standards.

Fan Expectations and Social Media Buzz

As soon as the news broke, social media platforms were flooded with reactions from fans expressing their excitement and expectations. Memes, fan art, and discussions about the Shaktimaan reboot have become a trend online. The casting of Ranveer Singh as Shaktimaan has garnered a positive response, with fans eagerly awaiting updates and glimpses from the sets as the film progresses.


The announcement of Ranveer Singh stepping into the shoes of Shaktimaan for Basil Joseph’s directorial venture marks a significant moment in Indian cinema. The blend of a charismatic lead actor and a director known for his storytelling prowess has set high expectations for this superhero reboot