Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is set to helm his "most expensive" film, based on the life of former underworld don Muththappa Rai.
Varma, who is known for his hard-hitting films on Mumbai underbelly like "Satya" and "Company", announced he will be launching the first look of "Rai" on May, 1.
#RaiMegaLaunch at 6 pm today wil be biggest and costliest launch ever of film's1st look in front of 50,000ppl with fireworks and laser showsâ€” Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 1, 2016
#RaiMegaLaunch First look is of the film I am making based on the life of Underworld Don Muththappa Rai..The Greatest Gangster Everâ€” Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 1, 2016
The "Shool" director added he is going to shoot the film in Manglore, Banglore, Mumbai, Dubai, London and Kazhakastan.
Talking about the budget of "Rai", Varma wrote on twitter
#RaiMegaLaunch "Rai" film is going to costing more than 55 crores which will be my most expensive film ever by leaps and boundsâ€” Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) May 1, 2016
The filmmaker, meanwhile, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Veerappan", which traces the life of sandalwood smuggler and bandit Veerappan. The movie will release on May 27.