Swastik Pictures' Mahabharata shelved?

The buzz is that Swastik Pictures' aspirational project for Star Plus, Mahabharata, has been shelved...

Friday, July 22, 2011 | 5:28:01 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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After B R Chopra's legendary work on Doordarshan, Swastik Pictures has been working hard to tell the epic tale of Mahabharata on Star Plus. After the rigorous hunt, the show had blocked in the best of cast for the show.  But if the latest buzz is to be believed, the show has been apparently shelved.

A source says, "This is the second time the show is facing the axe from the channel. The show was initially to be produced by Bobby Bedi, but later on the channel wanted Swastik Pictures to take over. More than a year back, after shooting the pilot in Mumbai and Kolhapur the show was put on halt.  But the channel showed a green signal after which the work for the construction of the magnum opus show started. The shoot was supposed to get started by the month of August or September this year. However there again seems to be a question mark on the future of the show."

We also hear that the channel has not completely taken the decision to call off the show. As of now, there is a delay of three months as the smooth functioning of the set construction has been hampered due to the consistent rains.

TellyBuzz tried contacting Producer Siddharth Tewary and even sent him a text message, but he remained unavailable for comments.

Well, all we can say is, only time will tell whether we will get a Mahabharata from Swastik Pictures…

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Posted on: 25 July 2011 at 6:37am
Good. Pls dont go to make Epi's like Mahabharat. Ekta's try on this was a failure too

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Posted on: 25 July 2011 at 3:49am
what next show wil be axed..

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Posted on: 22 July 2011 at 12:18pm
Thank god! There r so many shows lined up on star plus atleast 1 of them wont be made anymore...a welcome relief 2 the currently running shows on an overcrowded channel!

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Posted on: 22 July 2011 at 12:01pm
thank for the awesome articles

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Posted on: 22 July 2011 at 7:09am
Star1 Get Some Better Shows!!!
The Only Shows That Hav worked After The Rishta Wahi,Soch nayi Are IPKKND and Navya nd Thats cos theyre youth ones.
MSBD Has a great concept but not so great acting=(

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Posted on: 22 July 2011 at 6:10am
hey wats da star cast dnt knw abt abt leads can some oneplzz lemme know

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