Abhishek Kapoor to bring `Mahabharata` on silver screen

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014, 13:54 PM IST

Mumbai: Director Abhishek Kapoor will bring Indian mythology`s greatest epic `The Mahabharata` on the big screen.

"`The Mahabharata` expresses the universal truth; it has defined my understanding of spirituality and of all humanity. I aim to translate this onto the big screen, engage minds and deliver a world class cinematic experience," Abhishek said in a statement here.

Disney India, today announced their plans of gearing up to recreate the magic of this remarkable story in live action at a scale never seen before in Indian cinema, which will be directed by Kapoor and written by renowned author Ashok Banker.

"Indian mythology has a great wealth of stories which have inspired legions of creative minds and `The Mahabharata` unarguably is the most ambitious and encompassing. We believe this epic which has engaged generations of Indians will translate into a magnificent silver screen saga," Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director of Disney India, said.

The film will go into pre-production after the completion of Kapoor`s next venture with the studio, `Fitoor`, which goes on the floors in July.