As we all know, Shahid Kapoor is set to bring his sports drama Jersey. The film was wrapped last month. The actor will soon begin the shoot for Raj-DK’s next Amazon Prime series.
Now according to the latest reports, Shahid has been locked for one more exciting project. Right after completing his digital project, the actor will start Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s adaptation of Mahabharata.
The film is told through the point of view of Karna, the spiritual son of Surya and a loyal friend of Duryodhana.
Shahid will be seen playing Karan in the film. However, it’s yet unclear whether the film will be made as a mythological epic or will be it’s modern adaptation with a contemporary twist to it.
“Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has always wanted to make a film on Karna. It’s a subject he has been toying with for a long time but couldn’t give it a shape due to the budget and scale it requires. With Ronnie Screwvala coming on board as producer, and Shahid Kapoor leading the cast, Mehra is now all set to liven up his passion project,” a source was quoted as saying.