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#CatchExclusive - Mel Gibson to direct Aamir Khan in Mahabharata

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 6:50 IST

While everyone is wondering which film Aamir Khan would be seen in after Dangal, we have heard that the actor is in talks with renowned Hollywood director/actor Mel Gibson for the cinematic adaptation of Mahabharata.

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Yes, you read that right! According to our sources, after Dangal, Aamir Khan will be seen in Mahabharata which will probably be the biggest motion picture made in India.

A source close to the film revealed:

"Aamir Khan has wanted to make Mahabharata since a long time and he has been in talks with Mel Gibson for the film. Mahabharata will be backed by a big Hollywood studio and will go on floors early 2017."

The source further added, "The team has started the pre-production and set designing long back. The script is already locked and Aamir Khan will soon officially sign the dotted lines. Mel Gibson has plans to rope in a few more actors from India in the epic saga."

Most of the film will be shot at a studio in the US and a US-based VFX Company will work on the visual effects of the film. This would be Gibson's second attempt in directing an epic war saga after 1995 Hollywood classic, Braveheart.

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We tried to find out which out of the five Pandava's Aamir Khan play in the film. However, there was no clarity about the same.

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First published: 26 October 2015, 3:52 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.