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Nagarjuna may play Karna in Mohanlal’s Rs 1,000 crore Mahabharata

Akkineni Nagarjuna is most likely to play the role of Karna in Mohanlal starrer Mahabharata, an adaptation of MT Vasudevan’s Randamoozham.

regional movies Updated: May 26, 2017 15:06 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Nagarjuna may be a part of Mohanlal’s Mahabharata.

We had already reported that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will be seen in the big screen adaptation of Mahabharata. The film, an adaptation of MT Vasudevan’s book Randamoozham, is reportedly to be made on a budget of a whopping Rs 1,000 crore. With the project set to take off later this year, we have learnt that actor Akkineni Nagarjuna is most likely to play the role of Karna in this epic drama. Although there’s no official confirmation yet regarding Nagarjuna being signed, he hasn’t denied being approached for the role.

“I worked with director Shrikumar (Menon) for an advertisement, so I know him. Vasudevan Nair is one of the best screenplay writers in the country and I read the book based on which this film is being made. They have approached me for the role of Karna, but I don’t know how long it will take for things to shape up. But one thing is for sure - whether it is a small or big role, it is important for the film,” Nagarjuna said during a recent media interaction.

The film would be made in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada, besides being dubbed into other Indian and foreign languages. Mohanlal will be seen playing Bhima in the film.

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First Published: May 26, 2017 15:01 IST