"Ramayana is being helmed as one of the most ambitious projects of India with a budget of Rs 500 crore," a source said
As Mohanlal prepares to star as Bheem in a mega version of The Mahabharata, here's a recap of the iconic Doordarshan-era TV series
KRK also offered an explanation along with his apology, saying that he was unaware of Mohanlal's status as a 'superstar of Malayalam films'
"If The Mahabharata is ever made, Akshay Kumar Sir would be the perfect cast for either Krishna or Karan's character," said a fan of the Bollywood khiladi while Aamir Khan is also being suggested for Krishna
On Twitter, KRK shifted his attention to Mohanlal after it was announced that the veteran actor will play Bheem in the ambitious 1000 crore budget Mahabharata
The cost of producing the two-part extravaganza is set to dwarf that of Baahubali, which is biggest budget film to date at around Rs 450 crores
Mohanlal said: "It is a privilege that I am playing the role of Bheem," through whose perspective the events of The Mahabharata will be told
The film is expected to have a stellar cast comprising big names from both Hollywood and Bollywood. The new screen adaptation of Mahabharata will be filmed in six languages and dubbed in more
"SS Rajamouli wants to take Aamir Khan, Rajinikanth and Mohanlal on board for this project," said a source
"When I read the script, it was like a spicy spin on the story and portrayed Draupadi in a very funky way. Normally we see Draupadi as a strong courageous woman. Here she is funny and playing a character like this, was really amusing," said Aditi Rao Hydari
"All my movies are inspired by Mahabharata and Ramayana because those are two epics that have been fed to me right from my childhood. I get my emotional connect from those epics," he said
He left an indelible mark on the Indian TV viewers when he first played Lord Krishna over 25 years ago in B R Chopra's Mahabharata. Now he will reprise the role in the play Chakravyuh.