After speculations aplenty, it has been finally confirmed that V.A. Srikumar will helm the Mahabharata project. It will go by the name – Randamoozham, as it’s based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s book that goes by the same title. A UAE business BR Shetty will reportedly invest Rs 1000 crore in the project, making it one of the most expensive films till date, beating even SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali and Shankar’s 2.0. Mohanlal will play Bheem’s character as the book has been told from his perspective. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised. The project will go on floors in 2018 and will be wrapped by 2020. The movie will release in two parts. While suggestions are on from fans regarding the cast, in a radio interview, Srikumar himself revealed that he was keen on Hrithik Roshan or Mahesh Babu playing Krishna. Before this Aamir Khan expressed interest to play the same character. So, who do you think should play Krishna? Let’s give you reasons for each of them: Also Read: 5 things you need to know about Mohanlal’s Rs 1000 crore project – Randamoozham
Hrithik Roshan – In a radio interview, Srikumar revealed that Hrithik Roshan and Mahesh Babu were his choices for Krishna. Aaah, yes the greek God will be more than perfect to play this other god who is beautiful, shrewd, sharp and flawed. Remember Hrithik’s avatar as Akbar in Jodha Akbar? He was the epitome of royalty and strength. After creating quite the impression as Akhbar, we are more than ready to see him play Krishna in Mahabharata. What say?
Mahesh Babu – Now here’s another interesting choice put forth by Srikumar. He who is the prince of Tollywood is known for his rowdy, hi-fi action avatars. This will be a whole new ball game for this Telugu star. It will be interesting for his fans to see the actor to take on this well known character. His charming looks and his shrewd tactics make him the perfect candidate for the crucial character. Interestingly, Mahesh Babu was rumoured to be approached for Sanghamithra, a mega budget period drama helmed by PC Sundar. Considering that didn’t take off, would this ambitious project be something Mahesh Babu would be keen on signing on? The only grouch, he would have to devote two years to this film.
Aamir Khan – Before Mohanlal’s Randamoozham happened, there were speculations that SS Rajamouli would take on the mythological drama post Baahubali. We had also told you how Mohanlal, Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan were to unite for this mega budget film. Furthermore, in an interaction with the media, Aamir Khan expressed keenness to play Krishna in Mahabharata. When it comes to this ace actor he has never feared a challenge, instead has taken it head on and left every stumped at the end of it. So, we have no doubt Aamir Khan would live up to the role fo Krishna in every way.
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