After wrapping up the shoot and work on his magnum opus Baahubali 2, director SS Rajamouli is hoping to start work on his dream project – a live action film adaptation of Mahabharata. To this end, reports indicate that the director wants to cast Aamir Khan, Mohanlal and Rajinikanth for important roles in the project. A report on Indian Express states, “Rajamouli is currently busy with Baahubali 2, but he is thrilled about Mahabharat. He wants to take Aamir Khan, Rajinikanth and Mohanlal on board for this project. He is yet to decide on the characters these stars will portray.”
An official announcement is yet to be made.
Dangal actor Aamir Khan is said to have expressed his desire to work with the director earlier. He said, “I am a huge fan of Rajamouli’s work and if he ever plans to make ‘Mahabharata’, I’d love to play Krishna or Karna. I might actually go with Krishna.” The actor also added he would like to work with actors like Rajinikanth, Pawan Kalyan and Chiranjeevi if given the right script.
The film will be shot over the next few years and will need an extensive budget. The actors will have to dedicate a huge amount of their time for this project, provided it takes off.
Meanwhile, SS Rajamouli is wrapping the schedule of Baahubali: The Conclusion which is set to hit the screens on April 28, 2017.