Even BJP supporters refuse to support KP Sasikala in The Mahabharata issue
Hindu Aikya Vedi chairperson KP Sasikala recently made a statement that they will not allow the release of the upcoming movie The Mahabharata. The movie is an official adaptation of legendary writer MT Vasudevan Nair’s novel Randamoozham, which is based on the Hindu epic Mahabharatha.
KP Sasikala opposed the title of the movie. According to her According to her, Randamoozham is a novel that distorted the writings in the real epic Mahabharatha and hence the movie adaptation of the novel should not be titled as The Mahabharata.
She stressed that Mahabaratha is closely knit to beliefs and hence a novel that distorted the history and beliefs would not be allowed to release with this title. She warned that if the makers did not change its name, the Kerala Hindu Aikya Vedi would not allow its screening. Apparently, she wants the makers the title the movie as Randamoozham itself.
This statement from her has turned into a controversy. Social media users have lashed out at her with a series of trolls. Even BJP supporters have shown their dissent to support Sasikala’s statement.
A video that has gone viral shows an youngster questioning how Sasikala can demand a title change when she is in no way associated with the project. The popular opinion is that cinema should not be mixed with religion and that such fringe groups should not poke their noses into art.
The Mahabharata, after it’s official announcement was in the headlines of all the national medias. The movie is being planned on a whopping budget of Rs 1000 crores, making it the most expensive Indian movie ever.
Randamoozham is a different verison of Mahabharata, told from the perspective of Bheemasenan. Noted ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon is helming this project. Mohanlal has been roped in to play the central character of Bheeman in the film. Leading actors and technicians from Indian cinema and across the world will be part of this epic movie.
The Mahabharata will go on floors by September next year and will hit screens in 2020.