Thursday, November 09, 2006
Some years back there were rumours that producer Bobby Bedi (Bandit Queen, Maqbool, Mangal Pandey) wanted to make a film on the Hindu mythological epic Mahabharat. There was buzz that some of the biggest names from the industry would be a part of the project. However there was no news on the project since then.
Now, B R Films have announced a film on Mahabharat. The banner had already made the great epic of Mahabharat into a television serial in the late 80s which was a big hit and one of the most successful television series.
Confirms Abhay Chopra, "Yes we are planning to make Mahabharat into a film. The budget of which is set to be Rs.100 crores." This will be one of the most expensive films to be made in Bollywood. Continues Abhay, "It will be a six hour feature film that will be released in two parts. The release of the two parts will happen in two consecutive weeks." The starcast of the film is yet to be finalized.
Speaking of mythological films, Rajkumar Santoshi recently announced Ramayanwhich would again be a big budget film. It will be interesting to see how two of the biggest filmmakers in Bollywood recreate these gigantic Indian mythologies onscreen.
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