Mumbai: A UAE-based Indian businessman is investing Rs 1,000 crore to produce India’s biggest-ever motion picture, “The Mahabharata”.
This movie is being directed by noted ad man and advertising film maker V A Shrikumar Menon.
It will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on the floors by September 2018 for a release in early 2020. The second part will be released within 90 days of the first.
As per sources, the film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages.
Interestingly, filmmaker SS Rajamouli is also planning a cinematic version of “The Mahabharata”. He had reportedly discussed the idea with Aamir Khan, who has shown keen interest in the director’s ‘dream project’. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is being considered for a key role in this big-budget retelling.