Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an extremely gentle way, extended his full support and has given thumbs up to Mohanlal’s Rs 1000 crore project, Mahabharata. Recently, the Hindu Aikya Vedi aka Hindu United Front in Kerala has threatened to stop the screening of the film as they are demanding to change the title of the movie. Interestingly, the Hindu Aikya Vedi is backed by the Bharatiya Janta Party.
Source: India Today
As per reported by Matrabhumi, PM Modi has written a letter to producer BR Shetty officially announcing his support for the project. Moreover, PM Modi calls the ambitious project as “pride of the nation.”
The movie will release in two installments and the shooting of the film is scheduled to begin in 2018. The film is an adaptation and is totally based on Vasudevan’s award-winning novel, Randamoozham.
Source: The Indian Express
According to the inUth, KP Shashikala, the state president of Hindu Aikya Vedi said: “Randamoozham was a fiction which actually misinterpreted Mahabharatham completely. Hence, they should retain the name Randamoozham for the film version as well. Earlier, popular adaptations like Chemmeen, Aranazhika Neram and Odayil Ninu retained the same title, So Randamoozham too should follow it! If they are trying to release the film under the name Mahabharatha, I bet that it will not see the cinemas.”