Actor Ranveer Singh is likely to play the role of the iconic Indian superhero 'Nagraj' in a big-screen adaptation of the comicbook series. The news was confirmed by Manoj Gupta, president of publisher Raj Comics. "We are in talks with Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar for a live-action silver-screen adaptation of Nagraj. While nothing is inked so far, things are looking positive," said Gupta.
Nagraj is a character which has a rich blend of Indian mythology, fantasy and science fiction. It has quite a cult fan following. The first ever comic on Nagraj was written by Prashuram Sharma and illustrations were done by Pratap Mullik. Later, it was drawn by Sanjay Ashtputre, Chandu and Anupam Sinha. Talking about the movie, Gupta said that it is still in the early stages of planning and they are eyeing for a 2022 release. "Everyone is extremely enthusiastic about the idea of making a Nagraj feature film. While other superhero films have been made in Bollywood before, this will be the first live-action adaptation of an Indian comicbook superhero."
On the professional front, Ranveer is back to his debut production banner – YRF with his upcoming Gujarati flick, Jayeshbhai Jordaar. Directed and written by newcomer Divyang Thakkar, the film is produced by Maneesh Sharma, who directed Ranveer in their debut film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) under YRF. Apart from this Ranveer, will also be seen in Kabir Khan's '83' which is slated to release on April 2010.