Amish Tripathi's The Immortals Of Meluha will finally be adapted into a movie. Karan Johar had bought the rights of the book quite a while back but could not start the project because of prior commitments. And now, according to rumours, the role of Shiva will be played by none other than the current heartthrob of the nation, Ranbir Kapoor.
Karan Johar had given the mantle of making the movie to Ayan
Mukerji, who convinced his good friend, Ranbir to come on board.
"Karan, Ayan and Ranbir have earlier worked together and the result
was the megahit Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
The trio have been successful together before and there is no doubt
this time will be any different. Ayan had informed Karan of his
choice and he readily agreed to it. The star power of Ranbir Kapoor
guarantees the success of the movie. Ayan has already started
working on the book to make it into a screenplay." , a source was
quoted by a tabloid. Earlier it was reported that the role of Shiva
will be portrayed by Hrithik Roshan but things couldn't
materialize. Hrithik has now signed Shuddhi, which is
being produced under Karan Johar's, Dharma Production. Click
here to see Ranbir Kapoor's images.
For those of you, who haven't heard about The Immortals Of
Meluha, it is a fictional account on the life of Lord Shiva. The
concept of the book is that all gods at one point were human beings
and it is their deeds in human life which have made them famous as
gods. The book is the first part of a trilogy and was followed by
The Secret Of The Nagas and The Oath Of The Vayuputras.