Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Post ‘Fitoor’, Abhishek Kapoor to direct ‘Mahabharata’

I aim to translate this onto the big screen, said Abhishek Kapoor. I aim to translate this onto the big screen, said Abhishek Kapoor.
Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Posted: March 24, 2014 2:49 pm | Updated: March 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Director Abhishek Kapoor will bring Indian mythology’s greatest epic ‘The Mahabharata’ on the big screen.

“‘The Mahabharata’ expresses the universal truth; it has defined my understanding of spirituality and of all humanity. I aim to translate this onto the big screen, engage minds and deliver a world class cinematic experience,” Abhishek Kapoor  said in a statement.
Disney India, today announced their plans of gearing up to recreate the magic of this remarkable story in live action at a scale never seen before in Indian cinema, which will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor and written by renowned author Ashok Banker.

“Indian mythology has a great wealth of stories which have inspired legions of creative minds and ‘The Mahabharata’ unarguably is the most ambitious and encompassing. We believe this epic which has engaged generations of Indians will translate into a magnificent silver screen saga,” Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Disney India, said.

The film will go into pre-production after the completion of Abhishek Kapoor’s next venture with the studio, ‘Fitoor’, which goes on the floors in July.

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