Disney+ Hotstar made a huge announcement at Disney’s ongoing D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The epic story of Mahabharata is going to be one of their most ambitious projects in association with Bollywood producer Madhu Mantena, Mythoversestudios, and Allu Entertainment.
D23: Disney+ Hotstar announces Mahabharata at the world’s biggest fan fest
Gaurav Banerjee, Head – Content, Disney+ Hotstar along with Rebecca Campbell, Chairman, International content and Operations spoke about Mahabharat. Banerjee told Bollywood Hungama in an exclusive interview, “We are going to make Mahabharata which will be a big massive scale production. We are very excited about this one; we are working on this with Madhu Mantena who is our producer and is putting together an incredibly strong team for it. The writing sessions have been very exciting. Creative development has been happening at Disney+ Hotstar over the past several months. We will discuss the casting of Mahabharata soon.”
— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) September 10, 2022
He explained how big Disney+ Hotstar plans to take the story of Mahabharata global, “It’s an incredibly powerful epic story. It will have great action; we want to do justice for the depth of this story that is inherently there in Mahabharata. It’s indebted to our culture that makes it exciting and we want to go global with it. We want to create something that travels.”
Producer Madhu Mantena said, “For centuries Indian epics have captured the imagination of billions around the world. These epics are deeply woven into the very fabric of our nation. The Mahabharata – one of the oldest epics in India, despite being as old as time, is still relevant today for the many lessons and words of wisdom hidden within its ancient verses. It is said that every known emotional conflict experienced by mankind finds form in Mahabharata through its complex characters and storylines. We at Mythoverse are absolutely delighted to have this opportunity provided by Disney+ Hotstar to bring out a rendition of this great Indian epic Mahabharata and for announcing this news on a prestigious global platform at the D23 Expo.”
Mahabharata is one of India’s greatest epics of ancient India. The story speaks of the ultimate conflict between Dharma & Adharma manifested through the battle for succession between the Pandavas & Kauravas. This announcement was made on the first day of Disney’s D23 in Anaheim. The fan festival will be on till Sunday.
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