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Superhero of the 90s, Shaktimaan is set to return to TV

Think Change India
23rd Jun 2016
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Probably the most popular superhero in the small towns of India during the 90s, Shaktiman is all set to return to TV. The show’s new season will chronicle how Shaktiman acquired superhuman powers. Mukesh Khanna says the new season will show the childhood of the much-loved hero and will give insights about his journey.

Image: Tune.PK
Image: Tune.PK

As per the DD Facebook post, Mukesh will be reprising the role and has lost nearly eight kilos to get into shape. Most of the popular characters from the show, such as Geeta Vishwas, Tamraj Kilvish and Dr Jaikal, will also be back. Mukesh feels this is the best time to come back with a show like Shaktimaan as the youth is becoming more and more materialistic today.

“The new season will begin from where the previous ended. But it will also show the childhood of Shaktimaan. How he becomes a superhero through intense training from his seven gurus, and the entire process,” Mukesh said. “I wanted to show the character’s flashback last time, but that would have taken the character of Shaktimaan off-screen for a couple of episodes, which the producers didn’t agree to. But this time we are going to do it. We have some kids in mind (for the role), and a solid idea how to go about the show,” he added.

In a report by The Indian Express, the 58-year-old actor is in talks with Doordarshan to air the new season. “I am in talks with DD, to air it every day from 6-6.30 PM. If I get that slot I will bring it there. Talks are on so let’s see. I would also urge other mainstream channels like Colors, Sony, and others to air the show via satellite. It will have a bigger reach,” Mukesh stated.

“‘Shaktimaan’ was successful because it was made with honesty. On Tuesday the youth are interested in the materialistic world and are kind of lost. So this is the perfect time to bring this show,” Mukesh shared.

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