Prabhas in Mohanlal’s 1000 crore project The Mahabharata
Prabhas is riding high on the astounding success of his latest outing Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, the sequel to 2015 all time blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning. The series made him an household name all over India with accolades and offers flooding in.
The actor has finally started to concentrate out of Baahubali. After stepping out of the shoes of Baahuabli, he is all set to start shooting for his upcoming Telugu movie Saaho which will be directed by Sujeeth.
Now there are unconfirmed reports doing the rounds about Prabhas being approached for playing a prominent role in the upcoming multilingual The Mahabharata. The movie is an adaptation of MT Vasudevan Nair’s award winning novel Randamoozham. Popular ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon will be directing this film which stars Mohanlal in the lead role of Bheemasenan
The movie is being produced by Dr BR Shetty, Founder and Chairman of UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare. It will be the most expensive Indian movie ever as they are planning to invest a whopping Rs 1000 crores (150 million USD) for production.
The makers had earlier informed that apart from Mohanlal, the movie will also have some big names from India and world cinema. Grapevine suggests that the makers have approached Prabhas after being impressed with his performance in the Baahubali series.
Recently, when asked about him being part of The Mahabarata, he said, “Mohanlal sir is playing that role (Bheema). If he leaves any character for me. If I get a chance, why won’t.”
It is still not confirmed whether the makers have offered Prabhas a role in the movie. But it will be mouthwatering stuff to watch Prabhas and Mohanlal sharing screen space.