Earlier this year, ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram was announced to be part of the upcoming historical epic film titled Mahavir Karna under acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker RS Vimal’s direction. To be produced by the New York-based United Film Kingdom banner, the film will be made at an estimated Rs. 300 crore budget with plans to dub it in 32 languages. Pooja for the film was conducted in April with pre-production work ongoing since then.

Chiyaan Vikram and RS Vimal for Mahavir Karna

Initially announced for a Christmas 2019 release, the makers of Mahavir Karna have now announced that casting for the film is underway with the lookout for young boys matching the looks of Vikram anywhere between the age group of 8-16 along with a knowledge of martial arts. Although no production date has been set as yet, we can expect filming to begin either towards the end of this year or early 2019.