UAE tycoon to spend Dh550m on India’s biggest movie


Khaleej Times, 17-04-2017 15:09:24


Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print


 

UAE tycoon to spend Dh550m on India’s biggest movie

The movie will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 for a release in early 2020.

Setting a rare record in the Indian film industry, Dr B.R. Shetty, UAE-based billionaire businessman and philanthropist, is investing Rs1,000 crore ($150 million, Dh550 million) to produce India’s biggest ever motion picture, ’The Mahabharata’.

This magnum opus is being directed by noted ad man and advertising film maker V.A. Shrikumar Menon. ’The Mahabharata’ will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 for a release in early 2020. The second part of the film will be released within 90 days of the first part. The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages.

The film will be a coming together of the crème de la crème of Indian and global cinema in terms of its cast and crew. The technical crew would include some of the great names in the world cinema including some academy winners. The cast will have the best of talents from Indian cinema as well as some big names from Hollywood. This film will have an identity across continents, with their representatives donning the myriad characters in ’The Mahabharata’! A global team led by an internationally renowned casting director will handpick the cast.

Dr. Shetty, founder and chairman of UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare, said, "The Mahabharata is an epic of all epics. This movie will be a true ’Make in India’ made for the world. The Mahabharata mesmerizes as well as brings focus on life and living.

"I believe that this film will not only set global benchmarks, but also reposition India and its prowess in mythological storytelling. I am confident that this film will be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over 3 billion people across the world." Importantly, am awestruck by the fantastic screenplay by Sri. MT and I have tremendous faith in the ability of V.A. Shrikumar to paint this narrative on celluloid. His passion and energy are boundless" Dr. Shetty added.

Comments on this Article
CDS, Kemmannu Tue, April-18-2017, 9:16
Looks like he is moving on Mallyas foot prints.
Agree[1] Disagree[0]

Rajesh, Malpe Tue, April-18-2017, 1:52
Looks like wasting money.... better adopt some villages and develop them...
Agree[6] Disagree[1]

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Tue, April-18-2017, 5:49
Mahabharata is a brilliant work of fiction. My best wishes to Dr. Shetty ...
Agree[2] Disagree[2]

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Kemmannu.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on kemmannu.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using kemmannu.com will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Kemmannu.com be held responsible.
Similarly, Kemmannu.com reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.




Live Work & Play - @New Udupi
View More

Obituary: Selvin Brian Rego (59 Yrs) Kemmannu/Arlington, Texas, U.S.AObituary: Selvin Brian Rego (59 Yrs) Kemmannu/Arlington, Texas, U.S.A
An Appeal From INDIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH MOVEMENT, Katapadi, Udupi Diocese.An Appeal From INDIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH MOVEMENT, Katapadi, Udupi Diocese.
Konkani Kutam -InvitationKonkani Kutam -Invitation
Mount Rosary Church Annoucements for the WeekMount Rosary Church Annoucements for the Week
Congratulations on being selected as KPCC SecretaryCongratulations on being selected as KPCC Secretary
Souza’s Mega Festival SaleSouza’s Mega Festival Sale
Milarchi Lara Souvenir - Ester Issue, April 2017Milarchi Lara Souvenir - Ester Issue, April 2017
Read online Uzvaad:<font color=red> Read online Uzvaad</font color=red>:
Booking open at GSJ Galaxy at Santhekatte/KallianpurBooking open at GSJ Galaxy at Santhekatte/Kallianpur
Visit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, SanthekatteVisit Axis Bank Now open in Kallianpura, Santhekatte
For all your travel needs contact Sequeira TouristFor all your travel needs contact Sequeira Tourist
Become a professional or part time trader or take Forex Trading as a hobby. We will provide our assistance to you in your success. Click here to know more....Become a professional or part time trader or take Forex Trading as a hobby. We will provide our assistance to you in your success. Click here to know more....
Power Care Services, MoodubellePower Care Services, Moodubelle
Contact Little Flower Tours and TravelsContact Little Flower Tours and Travels
Ganapahti Co-operative Agricultural BankGanapahti Co-operative Agricultural Bank
Read Online RaknnoRead Online Raknno
Kemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth KaanikKemmannu Platinum Jubilee Souvenir – Amruth Kaanik
Udupi TodayUdupi Today
St. Alphonsa of India
Thank you from Kemmannu.comContact for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car

Contact Maria Travels  for all your Travel, Tours and For Rent a Car Mob: 9980889512 or 9819444307

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

Thanksgiving to St. Lawrance

SAHARA

Sponsored Albums