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Will Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan finally team up for SS Rajamouli's Mahabharata?

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 16 January 2017, 15:22 IST

Baahubali and Eega director, SS Rajamouli has confirmed that it is his dream to direct Mahabharata on a scale never attempted before. The media reports are rife that after Baahubali 2, the director will start working on the costliest Indian film, Mahabharata which is currently planned as a trilogy which would span for 4 to 5 years.

In the past, Aamir Khan revealed that acting in Mahabharata is his dream and he would love to essay the character of Krishna in the epic saga. Shah Rukh Khan has also expressed his desire to not just act in Mahabharata but also associate his VFX Company to produce a world class product. King Khan had expressed a wish that he would love to be cast as Karna in the film.

Given the wish to play different characters in the same film, this is an indication for SS Rajamouli to cast the two superstars in the film, who plans to project it as the biggest film to be made in India.

In the past, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan were to work together in Josh, Rang De Basanti and London Dreams however things did not eventually materialise. In Josh, Aamir Khan was offered the character of Rahul, but he was keen to play the flamboyant character of Max. Owing to creative difference with the director, Mansoor Khan, Aamir had opted out of the film.

In Rang De Basanti, Shah Rukh Khan was offered the role of Flight Lt. Ajay Rathod, however the actor was tied up with prior commitments because of which he missed out on an opportunity to be a part of this much loved film.

As far as London Dreams is concerned, the film was initially supposed to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and the director had arranged for a joint narration for the two superstars. However, professional differences acted as a barrier and the film eventually got made with Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn. The film was originally titled Rashque (jealousy in Urdu) and Shah Rukh Khan was to essay the character of Mannu, which was eventually done by Salman.

First published: 10 January 2017, 14:47 IST
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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.