Here's Why Aamir Khan's 'Mahabharat' May have NEWCOMERS

Here's Why Aamir Khan's 'Mahabharat' May have NEWCOMERS

There was a buzz that several superstars would be cast in the mammoth project

It  has now come  to light that Aamir Khan’s Mahabarat project has now deviated from its  original plans. Abandoning the  idea of casting A-listers  in major roles including Aamir himself as  Arjun, the Dangal superstar will now produce the  film with  newcomers in the cast.

According to a  source  in  the  know this is  to ensure that the project doesn’t go over-budget. “More  importantly, it is insurance against controversies. Casting well-known superstars as  characters  in Mahabharat was sure to  generate huge  amounts  of  raised eyebrows. By casting newcomers  Aamir will eliminate all questions and  protests,” says the source. Apparently an all-India hunt for  new actors  to  play pivotal  roles in  Aamir  Khan’s Mahabharat is on.

The revision of original plans doesn’t end there. Apparently Aamir is in two minds about the format to be used. “He may not make  it as a feature. It may be a  web series,” says  the source.

It was earlier suggested that Deepika Padukone may be a part of the project touted to be one of the most expensive films to be made.