New Delhi: A few days ago, the revelation that producer Firoz Nadiadwala intended to make Mahabharat in 5D with some of Indian cinema’s best performers caused an internet uproar. Many people didn’t believe it since they thought it was too good to be true, but Firoz is indeed intending to develop a feature film based on the epic Mahabharat. An on-screen Mahabharat adaptation has reportedly been in the works for the filmmaker for almost 13 years. According to a source close to the producer, “Firoz intends to make the first Pan World Film of Hindi Cinema.”
The source insists that the film will release in 15 international languages including English, Thai, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, African, Arabic, Korean, Cantonese, Malaysian, Spanish, and many more. “Mahabharat will see a release in 5 Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada – apart from the 15 international languages. The filmmaker envisions making the story of Indian culture, and Indian emotions reach out to a global audience. While the core star-cast of the film will comprise of Indian actors, the technical team will boast of international names,” the source told Pinkvilla.
One of the insiders has seen the pre-production aspects of Firoz’s film and claims that this would be the biggest Indian film to date. “The screenplay has been devised as per multiple technical facets based on their role. Every department will have a script as per their responsibility,” the source shared. Firoz is positioning Mahabharat as an Indian Tale where the Right wins over the Might. “Mahabharat: Right Over Might – that’s what the film is called.”
“Mahabharat will go on floors by 2024 end/early 2025 and hit the big screen by December 2025. While it will be high on VFX, the stunts will do done with real weapons and set up,” the source concluded.
Aside from Mahabharat, Firoz is also preparing to shoot Hera Pheri 3 shortly with Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty as his three leads. Keep checking Pinkvilla for more information on the Hera Pheri 3 and this epic saga’s casting.