Rakeysh Mehra ventures into mythology genre with 3D technology

MUMBAI: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, known for his films like Rang De Basanti and Dilli 6, is all set to plunge into the mythology genre with his next home production Raja and the Legend of the Flute in 3D technology.

Earlier titled Paanch Kaurav, the saga is about "the philosophy and consciousness of Krishna woven into a father-son story."

The film will be made on a budget of over Rs 1 billion and will go on the floors soon, said Mehra.

An avid admirer of Krishna, Mehra said, “As a small kid, he killed big demons like Kaalia Nag and he used to steal butter and milk. As a youngster, he was a Casanova, dancing with the ‘gopis‘. While Radha was elder to him, she was his consort but was engaged to someone else. And then as a man, he grew up to be the greatest ‘yogi‘ of all times. He led the ‘Pandavas‘ in the ultimate war of ‘Mahabharata‘, of good versus evil. What a complete character!"

The mythological thriller will prove to be a ‘genre breaker for India’. It will be filled with visual effects and will be shot on larger than life sets.

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