The director wants to cast Mammootty, Hrithik and Prithviraj for The Mahabharata!
MT Vasudevan Nair’s Randamoozham is all set to be dramatized visually by VA Shrikumar through the complete actor Mohanlal. The costliest ever made movie in India would portray Mohanlal as Bheeman. BR Shetty is the producer of this Hindu epic investing a huge amount of Rs. 1000 crores. The movie which goes on floor by 2020 as two parts will begin shoot by September 2018.
The director who had recently given an interview to a FM radio had emphasised on the importance of casting. He said “The Mahabharata will not only star Bheeman, it is an important scripture of our land and would comprise of many other pivotal roles and characters and therefore we require a stellar cast from various industries”
“Casting Mammootty in one of my films was always my dream. There is a role in The Mahabharata which is perfectly apt for the Megastar, but our crew has never yet contacted him. And tomorrow if you see him portraying a character in the movie that’s never a surprise element. Another thought which had arose in my mind is casting Hrithik Roshan or Mahesh Babu as Sreekrishna in the flick. Prithviraj is yet another actor who should be part of this biggie. A final cast list would be out soon describing each and every actors in the movie” he added.
He had also mentioned the importance of the movie in the present scenario. It is the second costliest movie made in Asia and the costliest in India. Even the villagers in Kerala are tired of watching Troy, Gladiator, etc. so the movie should come up with a much better making method than them. The team had already roped in an excellent and brilliant crew for doing all technical works.
The movie based on the Hindu epic Mahabharatha is told from the point of view of Bheemasenan. It was earlier reported than Big B Amitabh Bachchan was approached to play Bheemasenan. It was also said that a visual effects company from Poland is handling the same and Peter Hein was roped in for stunt choreography. VA Shrikumar will be seen teaming up with Mohanlal for a 3D movie Odiyan funded by Antony Perumbavoor before The Mahabharata.