Aamir Khan, Rajinikanth, Mohanlal: Star cast of SS Rajamouli's Mahabharata trilogy?
SS Rajamouli wants his Mahabharata trilogy to have a pan-India appeal and is considering to cast the highest grossing actors of Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil
It was earlier reported that Telugu filmmaker SS Rajamouli will commence working on a Mahabharata trilogy after the release of the long-awaited war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Just like Baahubali, he wants the Mahabharata trilogy to have a pan-India appeal as well. If reports are to believed, he seems to have got that issue sorted as he has roped in the highest grossing superstars of three film industries - Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.
Hindustan Times reports that Rajamouli is in talks with Aamir Khan, Rajnikanth and Mohanlal for the ensemble cast. While it has not been revealed which actor will play which part, there is no official word of confirmation of this unbelievable star cast either.
As reported earlier, Khan had expressed his desire to play Krishna in Rajamouli's Mahabharata trilogy. This project, if it happens, will allow him to collaborate with Rajinikanth once again after Dilip Shankar's 1995 crime drama Aatank Hi Aatank. He also approached Rajinikanth recently to dub for Khan's character in the Tamil version of Nitesh Tiwari's 2016 wrestling biopic Dangal but the Tamil superstar politely turned it down, owing to the familiarity of his voice.
The Indian Express reports that Aamir also said that he was looking forward to work with South superstars like Rajnikanth, Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan and is thus, willing to star in a South Indian film.
Deccan Chronicle reports that Mohanlal is already doing the Malayalam adaptation of Randamoozham, a retelling of the Mahabharata from Bheema's perspective.
The report by Hindustan Times states that Rajamouli's first installation of the Mahabharata trilogy is scheduled to go on floors in 2018, As Aamir is busy with Vijay Krishna Acharya's period drama Thugs of Hindostan and Mahesh Mathai's space adventure biopic Saare Jahan Se Achha and the two south veterans also have their fare share of projects, it will be extremely tough to get them on board in the near future.
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