Chiyaan Vikram just had a release in ‘Sketch’ which fared decently at the box office. Directed by Vinod Chander, Sketch also stared Tamannaah Bhatia as the lead actress. And this year, Vikram has a big release lined up which is his first association with Gautham Menon ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’. Said to be a 3-part film, the first part of ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’ is slated to be released this year. The film also stars Ritu Varma and Aishwarya Rajesh as the leading ladies. Besides ‘Dhruva Natchathiram’, Vikram will also team up with filmmaker RS Vimal and will be made on a huge budget. The film was recently announced and will be made as a Tamil-Hindi bilingual. Vikram will be seen playing the role of ‘Mahaveera Karna’ and the film will be a period drama. The film is being produced by a US based production house named UK Production Kingdom and is said to be made on a humongous budget of approximately INR 300 crores.
And according to recent reports, the film will be one of the biggest releases in Indian cinema and will be released globally in numerous languages. Emerging reports reveal that the film, besides Tamil and Hindi, will be dubbed in 32 languages and will be released worldwide in different countries. The shooting of the film is set to begin from October this year and is slated to be released in 2019. Rest of the details like the complete cast and crew of the film are yet to be announced by the makers.
Interestingly, ‘Mahavir Karna’ was originally supposed to be made with Malayalam star Prithviraj in the lead. However, those plans were dropped after producer Venu walked out and stated that its budget was higher than he had expected. “When the film was announced, I thought could pull it off in Rs 60 crore but the final estimate was much higher and that is why I was unable to fund Karnan,” he had said.