Aamir Khan as Krishna in SS Rajamouli’s Mahabaratha
It seems like mythological period films are the current favourite in Indian cienma. After the stupendous success of the Baahubali franchise, a number of such projects have been announced.
Meanwhile, the whole nation is looking forward to what next from SS Rajamouli. Reports about the director planning to make a movie on the Indian epic Mahabharatha is doing the rounds for sometime now. The director in several interviews has talked about his wish to make a movie on Mahabaratha.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan in a media interaction had also expressed his desire to work with Rajamouli if ever he was doing Mahabaratha.
He had said “I am a huge fan of Rajamouli’s work and if he ever plans to make Mahabharata, I’d love to play Krishna or Karna. I might actually go with Krishna.”
It looks like this wish is finally turning out to be true. Bollywood medias report that Aamir has already committed for Rajamouli’s Mahabaratha. Reportedly, Aamir wants to conduct extensive research on the characters in the mythology and has already started works for the same. The reports also mention that the movie will be made on a huge budget, even bigger than Baahubali. Aamir Khan’s production house and another big company will be collaborating for this project.
It is worth a mention that a movie on Mahabaratha has already been announced down South. A 1000 crore project based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s novel Randamoozham was officially announced recently. Mohanlal is playing the lead role in this epic movie titled as The Mahabharata. UAE based Indian businessman Dr BR Shetty is producing this movie and it will be directed by renowned ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon.