Superstar Vikram starrer Mahavir Karna finally hosts its puja at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala recently.
The film is a historical drama based on Karna, who was a close associate of Duryodhana and the Kauravas in the Mahabharata epic. The film is helmed by Malayalam director RS Vimal, the film is to be released in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi.
About the Muhurat, the film’s team posted a message from the director on social media along with pictures from the puja, they captioned it, “Mahavir Karna starts from the land of Sree Padmanabha… Received a holy Temple Bell in front of Sree Padmanabha which is going to be a part of the 30 feet high chariot of Karna in the movie”
The entire cast and crew hosted a puja for a holy bell that is to be attached to a huge chariot being built for the movie. The film will be made at a whopping budget of 300 crore, Mahavir Karna is being bankrolled by New York-based production house United Film Kingdom.
The shooting will commence in January next year with the release planned sometime during the first half of 2020.
The team also shared a note, which read, “From today we have started building the Chariot…I thank Sri Suresh Gopi MP, Sri B Unnikrishnan, Sri Indrans, Sri B Jayamohan for receiving the holy temple bell with me. Also I thank Tantri Sri Gosala Vasudevan Nampoothiri, temple executive officer Sri V Ratheendran (IAS), Sri Babilu Sankar, Sri Anand Kumar DySP and all my well wishers.”
Meanwhile, Vikram is busy with the Gautham Menon directorial Dhruva Natchathiram. The shooting of this film is in the last leg with the release scheduled for next year.