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Avane Srimannarayana fame, Sachin Ravi to direct Shahid Kapoor in Vashu Bhagnani’s period drama

Shahid Kapoor is teaming up with Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani for a mythological epic. 

Avane Srimannarayana fame, Sachin Ravi to direct Shahid Kapoor in Vashu Bhagnani’s period drama
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Last Updated: 10.10 PM, Oct 11, 2023


Shahid Kapoor is unquestionably one of the most talented actors who is well-recognized for choosing unconventional roles. After impressing the audience with Bloody Daddy and Farzi, Shahid might appear in a VFX-heavy mythological epic film that will be produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment. According to a source, Shahid Kapoor will play a key role in the epic, which would be none other than the Mahabharata.

Although the project's specifics are currently under wraps, the movie has been described as a VFX-heavy extravaganza that will be produced on a big scale. And now, the recent update states that a South filmmaker has joined the project to serve as director.

Sachin Ravi to direct Shahid Kapoor

According to Pinkvilla, the period epic will be directed by Kannada film editor-turned-director Sachin Ravi. Sachin is best known for directing Rakshit Shetty in the beloved action-adventure Avane Srimannarayana. The source tells the portal that Sachin Ravi has been in discussions with the producers for a long, and things have now officially started. It's based on one of the Mahabharata's most intriguing characters, and Sachin is eager to explore this world with Shahid playing the lead.

“Sachin has the right vision and knowledge to mount the story at the scale that it warrants. He is fascinated by the idea of creating unexplored visuals and that’s exactly what this rendition of a character from Mahabharata warrants.” the source added.

Shahid Kapoor's work front

With this epic drama, Shahid Kapoor is eager to explore unexplored territory. Filming of this project will start in the first half of 2024. After finishing the cop thriller directed by Rosshan Andrews, the Jab We Met actor is anticipated to delve right into this project. Shahid will next be seen in Dinesh Vijan's untitled robot romantic comedy, opposite Kriti Sanon, which is slated to hit theaters on Valentine's Day weekend the following year.

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