Imtiaz Ali who last helmed Shahrukh Khan- Anushka Sharma starrer 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' yesterday made it official that he is all set to make a film based on the eternal love story of Radha and Krishna; an epic that has travelled down generations and folklore transcending the boundaries of culture, geography and tradition.
So great was their love for each other that even today Radha's name is mentioned whenever Krishna is referred to and Krishna worship is thought to be incomplete without Radha. Millions of people across generations have been mesmerized by the Radha Krishna love story. Curious to know more details about this Imtiaz Ali film? Then scroll down to read more-
The Film Is Close To Imtiaz Ali's Heart
To be written and directed by Imtiaz, this film is one of his long cherished projects; a love story very close to his heart that he has always wanted to explore on the big screen. The research on the film is currently underway.
It's Imtiaz Ali's Dream Project
Talking about the project Imtiaz said, "I have always been fascinated by the eternal love story of Radha and Krishna. In all of Indian folklore I know of no other story, which is so intensely personal and yet has such an epic scale. It has been my dream to step into the world of Radha Krishna."
Folks, You Will Have To Wait For Some Time
While this epic will be one of Imtiaz's upcoming directorial ventures, it is not the one that he will be directing next due to the extensive research and pre-production that are required for a project of this scale.
Imtiaz Always Wanted To Make A Film On Radha-Krishna
A Bollywood Hungama report quoted Imtiaz as saying, "I have wanted to get involved for a very long time. I don't think in the Indian mythology that something like Radha Krishna exists which is so personal and so epic. There are lots of things that one has to learn from that. There are so many things that are heart wrenching and so beautiful at the same time and the scale is so epic and we are talking about Krishna and Radha as humans, as people with feelings. I am really very excited."
Has He Locked The Star Cast?
To this, he replied, "I don't have a starcast and I don't even have a time table. In terms of research and writing and the technicalities the way it's going to be mounted will take a while. I want to give it that time."