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Aamir Khan shelves webseries on Mahabharat?

Aamir Khan

By: Mohnish Singh

After the debacle of Thugs of Hindostan in 2018, rumours were floating around that Aamir Khan was planning an ambitious webseries on the epic Mahabharata. Khan had himself said that if a project on the Mahabharata is ever made, he would like to play Krishna or Karna in it. The latest news surrounding the mythological webseries is that it has been shelved.

 

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A leading entertainment portal reports that Aamir Khan has decided to put the high-profile project on the backburner due to the current climate in the industry. “Aamir is a dreamer. But he is a pragmatic dreamer. He won’t just get into a situation without a full understanding and appraisal. Once in, he won’t withdraw,” a source in the know said. “The scale on which Aamir plans to make the Mahabharat makes it a very expensive project. And Aamir wants to cast only A-listers.”

The source said in conclusion, “Aamir has decided to wait for a better time to make the Mahabharata. He had set 2019-20 aside for the project. But when it didn’t materialize for various reasons he went ahead and signed a couple of feature films instead (Lal Singh Chaddha and Moghul). Now he will finish those projects and then plan his Mahabharata.”

 

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Meanwhile, Aamir Khan is currently busy shooting for his much-awaited film Laal Singh Chaddha. Also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead role, the big-ticket movie is being shot at a brisk pace across India. Laal Singh Chaddha is an official remake of Tom Hanks’ classic film Forrest Gump (1994). Advait Chandan, who made his directorial debut with Aamir Khan Productions’ Secret Superstar (2017), is calling the shots for the upcoming project. The film is slated to arrive in theatres on Christmas 2020.

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