Superstar Aamir Khan is all set to star in Mahabharata, whose estimated cost is Rs 1000 crore, after completing Thugs of Hindostan.

Yes, Mahabharata will be a Rs 1000-crore film and it will be backed by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani. The film will reportedly be the most expensive film of Bollywood and one of the most expensive films ever.

The film will be at par with some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, such as Lord of the Rings and Pirates of Caribbean in terms of production value.

Cinema business tracker Ramesh Bala confirmed the development to the much-awaited epic drama on his Twitter handle, saying that the film will be co-produced by Mukesh Ambani and will be made on a budget of Rs 1000-crore ($150 + million)

According to a report on Zee News, Mahabharata has always been on Aamir’s priority list and his favourite character is Karna.

“My dream project is to make the ‘Mahabharata’ but I’m afraid of starting the project as I know it will consume at least 15-20 years of my life. My favourite character is Karna, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to play him due to my physique. I may just have to play Krishna. I also liked the character of Arjun. He was the only person who asked Krishna why he had to kill his own people,” Aamir said while promoting Secret Superstar.

Now fans are awaiting the official announcement of the film from either Aamir or the makers of the film.

But one thing is for sure after the mammoth success of Baahubali the stakes has been raised for a high budget film like Mahabharata.

On the work front, Aamir will be next seen in YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh.