Move over Spiderman and Superman! The world of cinema is about to see a new superhero inspired by the powerful monkey god Hanuman, known for his loyalty to lord Ram. U.S. producer Uru Patel has in fact planned to make a modern version of "Hanuman" for some time.
Hollywood stars Keanu Reeves and Gary Oldman have reportedly been finalized to play Ram and Raavan respectively. Originally the producer wanted a Japanese actor and martial arts expert to play the monkey deity, since the role requires a lot of action. But now Aamir Khan has been approached for the role.
Uru Patel has already met with Aamir's representative in Los Angeles. Aamir did show some interest in the project but will take a final call only after reading the full script. The role might require Aamir to redevelop the eight-pack abs he acquired for "Ghajini." If Aamir likes the script, the crew might start production by the end of this year. I guess we will see Aamir back in action again real soon!
The search is still on for an actress to play Sita. Shilpa Shetty was approached for the role but later excused herself from the project due to other commitments. The producer is now hoping to rope in an international face for the role of Sita.
The film will be directed by Chuck Russell, known for making fantasy thrillers like "The Scorpion King," "The Mask" and the upcoming "Mandrake the Magician."
So what do you think of a U.S. film based on Hanuman? Will Aamir Khan be able to live up to the expectations of playing the title role? Send us your feedback.