Special pooja for ‘Mahavir Karna’ team at Padmanabhaswamy Temple
We had earlier reported about RS Vimal planning an ambitious film on the mythological figure Karnan with Vikram in the lead. Titled as ‘Mahavir Karna’, the movie will be made in trilingual in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. Last day, the director and team had a special pooja at Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The pooja was performed on a huge 30 kg bell which will be placed on a giant chariot, in which major portions of the movie will be shot.
Works for the 30 feet long chariot is currently progressing in Ramoji Rao Film City, Hyderabad. The chariot will have a total of 1001 bells. Except for the venerated bell, all the other ones are being made of fibre material. The chariot is being built in such a way that it can accommodate around 1000 people at a time.
The pooja function was attended by director B Unnikrishnan, actor Indrans, actor-politician Suresh Gopi and many others. RS Vimal took to his official social media handle to thank all those who attended the pooja. He has written,
“Mahavir Karna starts from the land of Sree Padmanabha…..
Received a holy Temple Bell in front of Sree Padmanabha which is going to be a part of the 30 feet hight chariot of Karna in the movie.
From today we have started building the Chariot…
I thank Sri Suresh Gopi MP, Sri B Unnikrishnan, Sri Indrans, Sri B Jayamohan for receiving the holy temple bell with me. Also I thank tantri Sri Gosala Vasudevan Nampoothiri, temple executive officer Sri V Ratheendran (IAS), Sri Babilu Sankar, Sri Anand Kumar DySP and all my well wishers.
According to reports, ‘Mahavir Karna’ shoot will be commencing in January. The makers are planning to release the film in the first half of 2020. Though an official word has not yet been given, it is being widely reported that several top stars from Indian cinema and Hollywood will be part of the movie. It is a mega project planned to be made on an estimated budget of Rs 300 crores. A New York based production house United Film Kingdom is backing this project.