Mahabharata is the epic of all the epics. The news of Aamir Khan acting in Mahabharata is spread widely in media. But now Aamir Khan is reconsidering his decision to act in this film Mahabharata. Nowadays doing history and mythology films has become very very tricky.
Aamir Khan is looking towards the advantage or disadvantage of doing this film Mahabharata. As he might land up in trouble with the groups of protestors across India. After seeing the example of Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmaavat, Aamir Khan has currently dropped his plan of doing Mahabharata.
Padmaavat release conflict
The release of the film Padmaavat was delayed for months. Even after Supreme Court permission, the movie was not put up in many theaters. The two states of India even refused to release the film Padmaavat. The film was opposed by Rajput peoples as according to them the film portrait Rani Padmaavati in the wrong way.
Aamir Khan Case against the Rising Intolerance in India
In 2016, Aamir Khan was caught in the conflict in the event launch for the Rising Intolerance in India. His wife Kiran Rao does not consider India a safe place to live in due to increase in intolerance level.
Aamir Khan along with his wife was brutally criticized for this comment to which he later expresses his views again. Aamir Khan said that his words were wrongly quoted by the people. He said that “I never said that India is intolerant”. I was speaking about rising intolerance which is completely different from the statement “India is intolerant”.
Last year in 2016, Aamir Khan himself announced that he will be acting in Mahabharata the five-part series. He said that he might play the role of either Krishna or Karan. The topic was again highlighted again that the film will be produced under Reliance head Mukesh Ambani.
Aamir Khan to take no projects after Thugs of Hindustan
According to reports, some of the socialists did not want Aamir Khan to act in the Mahabharata due to his religion. Aamir Khan is currently busy in shooting of his film Thugs of Hindustan. He is believed to take no future project after the film in order to concentrate on this big project Mahabharata which might take several years.
A thug of Hindustan is the Hindi action and adventurous film which is supposed to be released later in this year. The movie is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya which features Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in the main role along with the actor Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Aamir Khan has said in one of his interviews that he is excited to work with the Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, the director of grand super hit film Bahubali. Now both Aamir Khan and SS Rajamouli desire to make Mahabharata can be placed on hold.
Mahabharata the most expensive film ever
Mahabharata is expected to be the most expensive film ever with an approximate of 1,000 crores rupees. The film budget will be divided among the United Arab Emirates-based billionaire BR Shetty and the Baahubali director SS Rajamouli.
According to news, there is one character in Mahabharata which is confirmed. South star Mohanlal is believed to act as Bheem Mahabharata. It is said that the movie is adapted from Malayalam novel Randamoozham, which highlights the acts of Bheem in Mahabharata.
MT Vasudevan Nair wrote Randamoozham which depicts Mahabharata from the perspective of Bheem. The movie will be seen in five other languages apart from Hindi which is English, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu.
According to the director SS Rajamouli, the film will be made at the global level by including all the best talents across the world. The shooting of the film was supposed to be starting from September and the first part was decided to be released in the year 2020 followed by the second part.