An Indian billionaire plans to smash the record for the most expensive Bollywood film ever made, lavishing 10 billion rupees (£120 million) on a two-part adaptation of the Hindu epic The Mahabharata.
BR Shetty, a Dubai-based businessman and one of India’s richest men, is behind the ambitious double blockbuster, which will be directed by VA Shrikumar Menon.
Dr Shetty said the project would further enhance the reputation of Indian cinema. “I believe that this film will not only set global benchmarks, but also reposition India and its prowess in mythological storytelling,” he said. “I am confident that this film will be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over 3 billion people across the world.”
Source: The Times