India’s biggest motion picture Mahabharata is all set to roll and the makers made an official announcement recently. VA Shrikumar will direct this periodic epic and Rs 1000 crores has been allotted for the film as budget. Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal has been on board for the movie and he will be essaying the role of Bheema in the movie. The other cast will be finalized soon. Mahabharata is based on a book written by MT Vasudevan Nair which is titled Randaamoozham.
Mohanlal will be trained intensively for over two years before the shoot informed the actor. The regular shoot of Mahabharata will start next year and the movie is aimed for 2020 release. A Dubai based businessman BR Shetty will produce the movie which will be made in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages. The movie will be made in two parts and the first part will hit the screens in 2020 while the second will hit the screens 90 days after the release of the first instalment.