Mahabharata is one of the two epics of ancient India which is highly respected and acclaimed. Reportedly some Bollywood biggies have started working on making a mega project based on Mahabharata.
An exclusive report of Bollywood Hungama states Feroz Nadiadwala who has produced amazing comedies like Hera Pheri and Welcome is working on making a 5D film on Mahabharata.
The film will be made with a whopping budget of 700 crores and the makers are considering Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn & Ranveer Singh for the leading roles.
Though no details are official or confirmed, a source close to the development has spilt some beans.
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The source reportedly stated, “Firoz Nadiadwala has started work on Mahabharat and aims to make it the most visually stunning film ever in Indian cinema. The work on the script has been going on for 4-5 years and the makers would spend a couple of years more on the pre-production. The principal photography will commence in the first quarter of 2025. It’ll hopefully be released in December 2025 in the original Hindi language and would be dubbed in several languages too.”
“The entire tale of the Mahabharat will be conveyed in three hours. Firoz Nadiadwala is confident that it would be India’s answer to Marvel and DC movies and also that of The Lord of The Rings, Game Of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc. Believe it or not, its budget is expected to be more than Rs. 700 crores. Thus, it’ll be the biggest Indian film of all time”, said the source.
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The source also added, “The actors being considered are Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, etc. It’ll be interesting to see who’ll end up playing which part. The makers are looking at casting both established and new heroines too, as well as top actors from the South industry for important parts. The hunt for a director is also underway.”
It is also being said that Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan has backed from the film after the disastrous performance of his recently released movie Laal Singh Chaddha at the box office.
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Moreover, if Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh come on board for this big-budged, and highly anticipated project, it will mark their second collaboration after in blockbuster hit Sooryavanshi which also starred Katrina Kaif.