A mega movie project in India worth a whopping $150 million (Rs 1000 crores) is set to become reality, thanks to funding provided by a UAE- based Indian businessman.
BR Shetty, the Founder and Chairman of Abu Dhabi-based NMC group, is investing in the magnum opus, “The Mahabharata”, which is being directed by noted ad man and advertising filmmaker V.A Shrikumar Menon.
According to a statement released by his company, “The Mahabharata” will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 for a release in early 2020. The second part of the film will be released within 90 days of the first part.
Also read : Indian singer’s rant against Muslim prayer call has Twitter buzzing
The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages. “The Mahabharata is an epic of all epics. This movie will be a true ‘Make-in-India’ made for the world. The Mahabharata mesmerizes as well as brings focus on life and living”, Shetty said in the statement.
“I believe that this film will not only set global benchmarks, but also reposition India and its prowess in mythological storytelling,” he said. Shetty also expressed confidence that the film will be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over 3 billion people across the world.
The movie is set in the backdrop of a fictitious kingdom in ancient India and is an attempt at recreating the great Indian epic – Mahabharata.
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan apologizes for cancelling Egypt visitInternational Indian movie star Amitabh Bachchan has apologized for not being able to attend the Luxor African film festival (LAFF) in Egypt after ... Entertainment
Khan’s ‘Dangal’ becomes highest-grossing Bollywood movieDangal is based on the true story of wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat who raised his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat to become champion wrestlers Entertainment
Indian singer’s rant against Muslim prayer call has Twitter buzzing“God bless everyone. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in ... Digital
‘Anti-Romeo’ squads: India’s latest tryst with vigilantismIt is more than just young couples being rounded up for transgressing social boundaries in India. Social activists, top lawyers and even deities are ... Features