At least two iconic figures of Indian cinema are planning to bring movie versions of the great Hindu epic Mahabharat to the silver screen.
While Aamir Khan is already planning to go on the floors next year and make at least 5 films based on various episodes from the Mahabharat, S.S. Rajamouli, the director of India’s most expensive and successful franchise Baahubali, is toying with various ideas on the Mahabharat and how to take it forward.
Says Rajamouli, “I don’t think I will be getting into the Mahabharat for a while, not right away anyway. It requires a whole lot of planning and I need to know which parts of it I want to film.” He adds, “If Aamir Khan is doing it, I am sure a great deal of planning must have gone into it and I am sure he will do full justice to it.”
The ace director feels that Mahabharat would be a game-changer in Hindi.
“In Telugu cinema, there have been some very successful big-screen adaptations of the Mahabharat. However, I am not aware of any significant adaptation of this epic in Hindi,” he shares, adding, “The conflicts in the Mahabharat are more relevant today than ever before. It is the ultimate epic challenge for any filmmaker and I am looking forward to it.”