Indian filmmaker Prakash Jha has a dream project Draupadi, in which he wants to cast Hollywood star Angelina Jolie in the lead role. After the success of Raajneeti, which was inspired by the great Indian epic Mahabharata, Jha is ready for another movie, which will also be based on the same epic. Draupadi is believed to be a dream project of Prakash Jha. Earlier, the filmmaker wanted to work on the project with the once Bollywood queen Madhuri Dixit in the lead. But the project got shelved due to budget issues and lack of authentic adaptations.
The glorious success of Rajneeti has revived his dream project once again and now he wants to make Draupadi in English with an international cast and crew. And, the news is that Jha wants to cast Anjelina Jolie for the title role. Speaking to the media, Jha stated, “I have been planning to make Draupadi for so many years, which will be my ultimate tribute to womanhood. My first choice was Madhuri but now I"m planning to make it an international film. I want to make the film a grand epic with an international cast and huge budget."
Jha added, “My Draupadi would be set in the mountains so the actors should have an exotic look. In Peter Brooks"s adaptation of the Mahabharata on stage, you can see Mallika Sarabhai with exquisite features." We can expect a modern and foreign Mahabharata from the filmmaker now!