If rumours are to be believed, then Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan will work on a mega-budget movie series based on the Indian epic The Mahabharata after completing Thugs of Hindostan. Rumours also suggest that it will be one of the most expensive films to be ever made.
Movie industry tracker Ramesh Bala tweeted:
After #ThugsOfHindostan , @aamir_khan will start working on a movie series based on #Mahabharat#RIL 's #MukeshAmbani to co-produce..
This will be mostly in the lines of #TheLordOftheRings , #GameofThrones in-terms of production value..A D V E R T I S E M E N T
₹ 1000+ Crs Budget for the series.. pic.twitter.com/iz2kLZW5tv
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) March 21, 2018
Aamir had reportedly admitted during the promotions of Secret Superstar that he is enamoured by The Mahabharata. He had said, “My dream project is to make The Mahabharata but I’m afraid of starting the project as I know it will consume at least 15-20 years of my life. My favourite character is Karna, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to play him due to my physique. I may just have to play Krishna. I also liked the character of Arjun. He was the only person who asked Krishna why he had to kill his own people.”
According to DNA, during another event, Aamir had said, “My dream is to make Mahabharata one day, which I have not yet achieved or I haven’t even moved towards it. It’s too scary as a dream, maybe that’s why. It’s a big dream and so let’s see if I can do it one day.”
Interestingly, a few months back, Fatima Sana Khan was reading The Mahabharata. It was evident from one of her Instagram posts. Following speculations of her role in the film, she reportedly removed it from Instagram.
There has been no official announcement yet. But given the fact that Aamir hasn’t spoken about any other film yet, it looks likely that the actor may do the film based on The Mahabharata. He also turned down Rakesh Sharma’s biopic Salute, citing date issues. So one can imagine, that it was probably because of a big project.