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Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, better known as Dr BR Shetty, a UAE-based billionaire businessman and philanthropist, is all set to invest Rs 1,000 crore to produce Mahabharata. The multilingual magnum opus – it will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian and foreign languages – will be directed by ad man VA Shrikumar Menon. What’s more, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has already been roped in to play Bheem.

Mohanlal confirmed the news on Facebook:

Randamoozham – The Epic film of all times

Mahabharata – Randaamoozham, the Movie – The Prodigious Project of a Lifetime

Mohanlal 发布于 2017年4月17日

Based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s Jnanpith-winning novel Randamoozham, this is Mahabharata through the eyes of Bheem, the second of Pandavas.

The only thing that comes to our minds after reading the news is that how much business the film would manage at the domestic and international box-office. It seems it’s all set to be a much bigger juggernaut than PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dangal and Bahubali.

Bring it on.