UAE billionaire BR Shetty would invest Rs 1000 crore in what could be the country’s most expensive film“The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages,” a release from a company owned by serial entrepreneur B R Shetty, who is backing the film, said.
The film will be a coming together of the crème de la crème of Indian and global cinema in terms of cast and crew. The technical crew would include some of the great names in world cinema, including some Academy Award winners. The cast would have the best of talents from Indian cinema, as well as some big names from Hollywood. “This film will have an identity across continents, with their representatives donning the myriad characters in ‘The Mahabharata’! A global team led by an internationally renowned casting director will handpick the cast,” the release said.
The shoot will begin in September next year and the film is expected to release in early months of 2020. The sequel of the movie will come after 90 days of the release of its primary part.
Shetty, Founder and Chairman of UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare,said the movie would be a true Make in India made for the world and he believed it would not only set global benchmarks, but also reposition India and its prowess in mythological storytelling. “I am confident that this film will be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over three billion people across the world,” he was quoted as saying in the release.