- I'm not too sure how long does it take for things to shape up: Nagarjuna
- The film is an adaptation of MT Vasudevan Nair's Randaamoozham
- The central character of the film will be Bheem, played by Mohanlal
If all goes well then it will be the first time that Nagarjuna and Mohanlal will co-star in a film. In 2001, Nagarjuna starred in Telugu film Adhipathi, which was a remake of Mohanlal's Malayalam film Narasimham. In April, the filmmakers announced the casting of Mohanlal as Bheem in Randaamoozham adaptation, which is touted to be the most expensive Indian film. The new screen adaptation of Mahabharata is financially backed by a UAE-based Indian businessman. Confirming his participation, Mohanlal had then said on Facebook: "If this story needs to be told to the world then it need be told in the best way and beautifully. And for this you need a world-class budget. It is a privilege that I am playing the role of Bheem. I want to thank them for his faith in me."
Randaamoozham adaptation will reportedly be made in two parts and the first part is expected to go on floors by September 2018. The makers aim to release the film in early 2020, reported news agency PTI. It will be shot in six languages (English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu) and dubbed into other Indian and foreign languages.
(With inputs from PTI)
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