Hollywood actor to play Bhima in Vikram’s Mahavir Karna!
Last week, director RS Vimal made a stunning announcement about his much talked about film based on the mythological character Karna. The director had earlier announced the project with Prithviraj but it has been dropped now. Instead, RS Vimal is making the film in Hindi as ‘Mahavir Karna’ with Tamil star Vikram playing the titular role. New York based production house United Film Kingdom is funding this mega project which is being planned on a never-before-seen scale in Indian cinema.
RS Vimal and his team have been working on the script and pre-production for over three years. As per the director, the movie will have the best available technicians from all across the globe. Since the film is based on Mahabharatha, it has a host of other major characters besides the lead role played by Vikram.
In a recent interview to TOI, RS Vimal revealed that not just Indian actors but Hollywood stars will also be part of the project. The character of Bhima will be played by a prominent actor from Hollywood. It must be noted that Mohanlal is playing Bhima’s character in Shrikumar Menon’s upcoming magnum opus Randamoozham. Soon comparisons are bound to happen between these two performances. It will be interesting to see how an actor from abroad plays such a legendary character from the Hindu mythology.
Vikram’s Mahavir Karna will go on floors in October next year and is expected to release by December 2019. The movie will be made in Hindi and released in all other major Indian languages. Canada, Hyderabad and Jaipur have been finalized as the major locations.