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There were reports that filmmaker Rohit Shetty was remaking the iconic film which starred Jackie Shroff as ‘Ram’ and the 59-year-old “Slumdog Millionaire” star as ‘Lakhan.’

“I am hearing about this (‘Ram Lakhan’ remake) since three and a half years. I think they are still making it… I think right now Ranveer is a good choice for Lakhan,” Anil told reporters in Mumbai, April 29.

The actor was speaking at an event for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.

Anil Kapoor at an IIFA press conference in New Delhi, April 28. The 17th edition of IIFA will be held, June 23 -26, in Madrid, Spain. (Press Trust of India)

Anil Kapoor at an IIFA press conference in New Delhi, April 28. The 17th edition of IIFA will be held, June 23 -26, in Madrid, Spain. (Press Trust of India)

Anil said over the years there are films for which he thought he deserved awards but did not get any.

“I had thought then that I should’ve got an award for ‘Ishwar,’ ‘Ram Lakhan.’ Because they used to say that popular films should be awarded so that was the most popular film.

Even for ‘Lamhe’ I didn’t get many important awards.

“There are many films like these where I didn’t get any award for. There are also those films for which I didn’t think I deserve an award but I got it.”

Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor are returning as the host of this year’s IIFA after successfully anchoring the gala in 2014.

17th IIFA awards will be held on June 25 in Madrid, Spain. The awards ceremony will witness performances by Bollywood A-listers like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha among others.