Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has time and again expressed his desire to film an adaptation of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Seems like he isn’t the only one on the block. Shah Rukh Khan too wants to make a Mahabharata adaptation.
Speaking to DNA, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he has been planning to make Mahabharata for years but he can only do it with the help of international producers keeping costs in mind.
“It’s my dream to make the Mahabharat for the screen. It’s been for years now. But I don’t think I have the budget to do that. I would love to do it, but I don’t think I could afford to. Unless I collaborate. But not with Indian producers. There have to be international producers on board for this one because Indian producers and Indian films have a limited market. This one has to go out into the international markets. So you have to collaborate with someone who’s international,” Shah Rukh said.
The Raees actor added that a Mahabharata film should be made on the scale of “a Baahubali or an even larger one.”
Earlier in January, Rajamouli spoke of his dream to make a Mahabharata film at India Today Conclave. Like Rajamouli who has not made an official announcement on the same yet, SRK too has got nothing planned as of this moment.
“Every second person wants to make Mahabharat. There’s nothing concrete happening yet,” King Khan said when asked about his plans to work with international producers on the film.
So, there’s no option but to keep fingers crossed and hope that you see an Indian cinematic adaptation of Mahabharata in your lifetime.