Director RS Vimalâ€™s Mahavir Karna is a high budget movie that will be made in Hindi and Tamil simultaneously with plans on to release its dubbed versions in other languages. Reports are that this film will have an ensemble of stars in the cast from different film industries in India and abroad. According to sources in the know, MP and Malayalam star Suresh Gopi has been roped in to play an important role in Mahavir Karna. It may be noted here that the star was present at the inaugural pooja of the film at the Shri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala recently.
Vikram plays the title role in Mahavir Karna and is preparing himself to get into the skin of the character he is to play. Incidentally, Vikram and Suresh Gopi had shared screen space in the Shankar directorial I a few years ago.
Mahavir Karna is a high budget movie that will be bankrolled by United Film Kingdom on a budget of Rs 300 crore. The movie comes from the director of the popular Malayalam film Ennu Ninte Moideen. Mahavir Karma will be edited by Shameer Mohammad.
The director said in an earlier interview to the Times of India that when he wanted to cast Vikram to play the role of Karna in the movie and approached him, the star was skeptical if he would be able to do it as the role was once perfectly etched out by Sivaji Ganesan. However, on hearing out the entire script and how the role was carved, Vikram was so impressed that he agreed to sign on the dotted lines.
Writer Jeyamohan revealed that the film will be high on graphics and this will be taken care of by Shah Rukh Khanâ€™s Red Chillies VFX. The shooting of this magnum opus will begin in January next year.
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