EXCLUSIVE: Subhash Ghai on reuniting with Anil Kapoor, Madhuri & Jackie: It has nothing to do with Ram Lakhan

The quartet’s Ram Lakhan completed 32 years yesterday. The filmmaker reveals that Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor are extremely keen for Ramchand Kishanchand, Madhuri Dixit should also be a part of the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Subhash Ghai on reuniting with Anil Kapoor, Madhuri & Jackie: It has nothing to do with Ram Lakhan
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Subhash Ghai has directed classics like Karz, Saudagar and Khalnayak among many others. These films are extremely popular among the masses even today and every now and then we hear rumours of several filmmakers wanting to remake some of his films. One such popular movie helmed by Ghai is Ram Lakhan, which completed 32 years on January 27. Featuring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Dimple Kapadia and Madhuri Dixit in the lead, Ram Lakhan was the second highest grossing film in 1989. 

On its 32nd anniversary, Madhuri Dixit shared a ‘then and now’ picture of the Ram Lakhan team. She captioned the picture as “Celebrating #32YearsOfRamLakhan & the wonderful memories we made while working on the film. Thank you for watching, enjoying & loving the hard work of the entire team.” This snap led to speculations that the cast had recently reunited to celebrate the milestone, however while speaking to Pinkvilla Ghai clarified that the said picture was clicked a few years ago at his residence.

“One day we just thought that we have not met for a while, so all of us met together. But you know when you call it a reunion it means that we had departed somewhere. However, we never departed, so there is no question of a reunion. The only thing is that we were all working on different projects, so we did not happen to meet for a long time,” reminisces Ghai adding that this year he spoke to his Ram Lakhan team on the phone. 

“I spoke to Jackie, Madhuri, Anil and Anupam (Kher). We are all matured now. That time we were 30 plus and now we are 60 plus. The actors and I shared a very fun equation. I used to write dialogues on the set and I remember Anupam, Satish (Kaushik) and Anil would sit in some corner wondering who would get the dialogues today. They would speak stuff like ‘Maine Saab ko khush kar diya tera kuch nai hone wala, aaj mere ko dialogue milne wala hai’ (I have impressed sir today, but nothing much is going to happen for you. I am going to get dialogues today),” laughs Ghai adding that Ram Lakhan was made out of happiness. 

Is there a chance we will get to see him reunite with Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit for the big screen and he answers in affirmative. “I have been toying with an idea for the last two years which I have also been writing. It’s called Ramchand Kishanchand. The story is different and has nothing to do with Ram Lakhan, but revolves around two cops - one good and one bad. They share a love and hate relationship and come from different states. The relationship between them is just fantastic and it will be the same chemistry that you expect from Ram Lakhan. I have discussed this project with Anil and Jackie and they are very keen about it.” says Ghai. 

Prod him if Madhuri too will be a part of the project and he says, “She should be there. Ramchand Kishanchand will have the same kind of energy, fun and emotions.” He adds that the film is currently in the scripting stage and will decide on the shooting dates only after completing the script. 

Meanwhile, is there an update on the Ram Lakhan remake that was announced a few years ago? “We have given the remake rights to Karan Johar 5 years back. We are still waiting to see if they are making it or not” the filmmaker signs off. 

Also Read | Madhuri Dixit celebrates 32 years of her & Anil Kapoor starrer Ram Lakhan: Thank you for loving the hard work

Anonymous 3 months ago

Mad’s climax number “beqadar bewafa “ is impressively choreographed without losing the emotions of the storyline (she dances beautifully looking sad and painful). People use to stay in the theatre till the end only for her. After RL became superhit her popularity went through the roof.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Haters of Madhuri have made Madhuri more popular than their idol

Anonymous 3 months ago

He is saying that he, Anil, Jackie and Madhuri were 30+ during Ram Lakhan and are 60+ now.But the official age of Madhuri Dixit is 53 now. When he said ''we are 60+ now'',did he really mean Madhuri as one of them?

Anonymous 3 months ago

Somebody said on here, I don't know if it was Dharma, or older than five years, but they couldn't re-make Ram Lakhan because no actors wanted to sign anything but Lakhan... all the roles, Geeta, Radha, Ram, seemed too weak for modern stars, not enough screen time, and no doubt in their script they pumped him up even more. Thats why we see very huge multi-starrers like a k3G nowadays, these modern stars are insecure.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Enjoyed watching Ram Lakhan. A well made movie.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Love that movie . Nobody can make another ram lakhan . All actors were at their best .

Anonymous 3 months ago

metoo guy ghai

Anonymous 3 months ago

Ram Lakhan was a pathetic movie! Except for Kackie Shroff, Amrish Puri and Rakhi all others were just loose characters, especially nachaniya Madhuri

Anonymous 3 months ago

No you retard. You need to understand the meaning of a “good” movie. All of Anil Kapoor and Madhuri songs in every movie of theirs have been vulgar and cheap

Anonymous 3 months ago

It was a typical Massy movie. I liked it at that age but a lot of elders didn’t.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Seriously. Are you out of your mind? You didnt like Ram Lakhan? It was a blockbuster. Everyone played so well. I think you need to have your head examined.

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