UAE based Indian businessman BR Shetty is investing Rs 1,000 crore (USD 150 million) for the movie The Mahabharata which will be India’s biggest ever motion picture.
The film will be directed by ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon and will be made in two parts, one will be released in 2020 and other 90 days after the first release.
The Mahabharata will be India’s most expensive film and will be shot in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and foreign languages.
This ancient Sanskrit epic has been a topic of creative adaptation in various formats for many decades but it will be the first time that the epic will engage the audience at such a grand level.
Shetty, Founder, and Chairman of UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare said the movie would be a true ‘Make in India’ made for the world and he believed it would not only set global benchmarks but also reposition India and its prowess in mythological storytelling.
“I am confident that this film will be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over three billion people across the world,” he was quoted as saying in the release.