Since the Ram Lakhan remake was announced there were speculations that Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were front-runners for Lakhan’s role, while Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Sidharth Malhotra were being considered for Ram’s part.

Now a source from the production team of the film has said that the makers have locked Shahid and Ranveer to essay the roles of Ram and Lakhan. The source was quoted saying, “Out of all the names being tossed for Lakhan’s part, Ranveer was the first choice. Also, last year Anil Kapoor, who played Lakhan, had said that Ranveer was perfect for the role. As for Ram’s character, it was decided that Shahid would be an ideal pick. The actors, however, have not signed on the dotted line.”

The source adds, “The makers are looking for fresh faces to essay Madhuri Dixit and Dimple Kapadia’s characters and the project is likely to go on floors by end of the year. Once everything is finalised, an official announcement will be made.”

While director Rohit Shetty was quoted saying, “I am still working on my script. Nothing has been finalised yet.”