Actor Prabhas, at a recent press conference in Kochi, expressed his desire to act with Mohanlal in the epic-saga, Mahabharata. The actor was promoting his upcoming movie, Baahubali 2 with his co-stars when he was asked to comment on KRK’s remarks that Mohanlal wasn’t the right choice to play Bheema.
The 37-year-old actor said, “Mohanlal sir is playing that role (Bheema). If he leaves any character for me. If I get a chance, why won’t I….”
KRK faced heavy criticism when Mohanlal’s fans trolled him for his tweets – for which he later apologised.
Sir @Mohanlal sorry to call you #ChotaBheem Coz I didn't know much about you. But now I know that you are a super star of Malayalam films.
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 23, 2017
Mahabharata will be based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s novel, Randamoozham, and will be shot in two parts – on a budget of Rs 1000 crores. The film will be shot simultaneously in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu and English.
The movie is expected to go on floors by September 2018 and will release by early 2020. The second part will hit the screens 90 days after the first.
Mahabharata will be bankrolled by UAE businessman B R Shetty and will be helmed by ad-filmmaker Shrikumar Menon. An official announcement regarding the rest of the cast and crew is expected to be made soon.