Recently, Disney India announced ambitious project of adapting the Indian mythological epic ‘Mahabharata’ on big screen. They said that they were gearing up to recreate the magic of this remarkable story in live action at a scale never seen before in Indian cinema, which will be directed by Kapoor and written by renowned author Ashok Banker.
“Indian mythology has a great wealth of stories which have inspired legions of creative minds and The Mahabharata unarguably is the most ambitious and encompassing. We believe this epic which has engaged generations of Indians will translate into a magnificent silver screen saga," Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Disney India, said.
Director Abhishek Kapoor, who won critical and commercial success with his last movie ‘Kai Po Che!’ is excited to helm this ambitious and epic scale movie.
“‘The Mahabharata’ expresses the universal truth; it has defined my understanding of spirituality and of all humanity. I aim to translate this onto the big screen, engage minds and deliver a world class cinematic experience," Abhishek said in a statement.
The film will go into pre-production after the completion of Kapoor's next venture with the studio, ‘Fitoor’, which goes on the floors in July.