One of the versatile actors in India, Vikram has been bagging some of the prestigious projects over the years. The latest venture that is in his kitty happens to be Mahaveer Karnan, a film based on the epic Mahabharata. In this film, Vikram will be playing the title role.
To be directed by RS Vimal, it will start rolling from October 2018 with the release date set in December 2019.
A period flick set in a different era, Mahaveer Karnan will be bankrolled by United Film Kingdom on a whopping budget of Rs. 300 crores. Incidentally, Baahubali, which was released in two parts – Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion, was made on a budget of Rs. 450 crores jointly.
Sources say that Mahaveer Karnan would pose a stiff competition to Baahubali and will shatter at least some of the box office results held by it.
The pre-production work for this film has begun already and the team is busy scouting for the shooting spot locations. According to sources, a major portion of the film would be shot at the Niagara Falls and necessary permissions have been obtained.
Mahaveer Karnan will be shot simultaneously in Tamil and Hindi and be released in over 30 other national and international languages throughout the globe.
Playing the mighty Karnan requires Vikram to undergo a strict fitness regime so that he develops the physique required. Sources say that the actor is dedicated to this project and has begun working on it. The team is expected to reveal the rest of the star cast soon.
Vikram’s last release was Sketch which hit the silver screens on January 12 as a Pongal release and he has a couple of movies in various stages of production. The Gautham Menon directorial Dhruva Natchathiram and Hari’s Saamy Square will hit the silver screens this year.