Remember the epic Mahabharat? It is reportedly being created for the silver screen. Firoz Nadiadwala known for producing classic comedies like Hera Pheri and Welcome will bankroll the 2.0 version of the Mahabharat. This is said to be the dream project of Aamir Khan but he shelved the idea after the failure of Laal Singh Chaddha. However, Firoz Nadiadwala did not give up on the idea and considered Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Ranveer Singh for pivotal roles. It will be the first Indian movie to be shot in 5D.
The filmmaker Firoz aims to make it visually extravagant at a whopping budget of 700 crores. This would beat Rajnikanth’s 2.0 and Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra as the most expensive movie in Indian Cinema. The epic Mahabharat will be made in the 5D format and is expected to release by the year 2025.
According to a source close to the development informed Bollywood Hungama, “Firoz Nadiadwala has started work on Mahabharat and aims to make it the most visually stunning film ever in Indian cinema. The work on the script has been going on for 4-5 years and the makers would spend a couple of years more on the pre-production. The principal photography will commence in the first quarter of 2025. It’ll hopefully be released in December 2025 in the original Hindi language and would be dubbed in several languages too.”
“The entire tale of the Mahabharat will be conveyed in three hours. Firoz Nadiadwala is confident that it would be India’s answer to Marvel and DC movies and also that of The Lord of The Rings, Game Of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc. Believe it or not, its budget is expected to be more than Rs. 700 crores. Thus, it’ll be the biggest Indian film of all time,” the source added.
The report further quoted the source, “The actors being considered are Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, etc. It’ll be interesting to see who’ll end up playing which part. The makers are looking at casting both established and new heroines too, as well as top actors from the South industry for important parts. The hunt for a director is also underway.”
In the year 1965 producer AG Nadiadwala made the movie titled Mahabharat which received a massive success at the Box Office. Now Firoz wants to recreate the epic mythological drama starring Pradeep Kumar, Padmini & Dara Singh in lead roles. The new version is followed on similar story and format of the original. The source mentioned, “Most of the action would be real, on the lines of Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, etc, and not VFX-heavy. More than the VFX, Firoz wants the selling point of the film to be the characters, storytelling, emotions, dialogues etc. the background score will be recorded in Los Angeles, USA and it’ll be grand and cinematic, like the BGM given by Hans Zimmer. A top-class company, also from Los Angeles, will work on the VFX.”