Bollywood director Prakash Jha is set to shoot his next political drama Rajniti that blends contemporary Indian politics with chapters from the epic Mahabharata here from Jan 28.
Moving away from his favourite shooting spot, Satara in Maharashtra, the director will be stationed here till March end.
Jha has accumulated a formidable cast of actors for Rajniti. While Ajay Devgan, who was in his earlier films - GangaaJal and Apaharan, will play a modern day Karna, Nana Patekar is roped in to play Lord Krishna.
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Vivek Oberoi and Manoj Bajpai will be seen in different roles in the political drama.
After Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi of Rajshri Productions, Rajniti is the second major Bollywood film to be shot here.
Jha has obtained permission from Bhopal Municipal Corporation and the district administration to shoot the film.
He has selected 20 places in the city to shoot the film. While the main set is being brought up in Kotra Sultanabad, other locations include village Bishan Khedi, Motiya Talab, Kaliasot Dam Temple, Iqbal Maidan, Bhadbhada Bridge Road and areas surrounding historical Moti Masjid.