Aamir Shelves His Mahabharat?

Some epic experiences are  never  meant  to be on the large screen. Jhansi Ki Rani has  never yet made  it to the large screen. And while the Ramayana has been rendered innumerable times  on  the large  screen the Mahabharat has never been a popular reference-point for the movie experience.

 This is why  we were  thrilled  to the core when we  heard  of  Aamir Khan’s plans to set  aside five years  of his life and career  to make the Mahabharat  in several parts for the big screen.  Soon one heard  that  the plans of  doing the mythological epic  on the large screen with A-list stars was dropped and  Aamir had decided to make the Mahabharat as a  web series.

 But  now even that’s  been relegated to a no-no status,  if reliable sources are  to be believed.

Says a source  in the know, “After weighing all pros and cons Aamir Khan has  decided not to make the Mahabharat. For one it would  willy-nilly become controversial . More importantly  the scale on which he planned  the project was commercially not  viable. Also, setting aside five years  of his precious time for the Mahabharat meant losing out on doing at least three feature films.So no.  No  Mahabharat.”

May I  remind Aamir of the golden words in the Bhagavat Gita:

Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana,Ma Karmaphalaheturbhurma Te Sangostvakarmani. Do not bother with the results. Just do your karma.

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