Known to be Namma Challenging Star’s 50th film, Kurukshetra is a mythological-war drama that focuses on the epic that is Mahabharata from the point of view of King Duryodhana (played by DBoss). Directed by Naganna and produced by Munirathna under the Rockline Entertainments banner, the movie is said to be a visual treat of the ancient poet Ranna’s poem Gadhayudha. As you can gather from the second half of the name that this film will be focussing on one of the most epic battles ever fought, Mahabharatha. The film that is said to release on August 12, 2019, is going to also be released in not one but four other languages across the country; Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.
What’s more, the film will have some super big names from Sandalwood like Namma Challenging Star Darshan as Duryodhana, the late Rebel Star Ambareesh as Bheeshma, Crazy Star V Ravichandran as Krishna, Arjun Sarja as Karna, Sahasa Simha’s wife Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as Kunti and many more. Today, however, we will take a brief glimpse of the actors who will be playing the ‘Pancha-Pandavas’ aka the five Pandavas in the film.
Shashikumar as Dharmaraya, also known as Yudhishthira
Veteran actor Shashikumar will be seen in Kurukshetra as the eldest son of King Pandu and Queen Kunti. While in many areas of the country, with different versions of the Mahabharatha, the eldest Pandava goes by either Yudhishthira or Dharmaraya. In this film, however, Shashikumar will be called Dharmaraya.
Danish Akthar Saifi as Bhima
Famously known for his role as Hanuman in the Hindi serial Siya Ke Ram, the wrestler-turned-actor Danish Akhtar Saifi will be portraying the role of the second Pandava, Bhima. Although he isn’t the eldest, none of his onscreen brothers will be able to beat his six-foot height!
Sonu Sood as Arjuna
Gaining entry into Sandalwood with his second Kannada film (first being the award-winning film Vishnuvardhan in 2011), Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is all set out to play the third Pandava brother, Arjuna. Apart from Kannada, Sonu Sood has done a variety of Tamil and Telugu films too.
Yashas Surya as Nakul and Chandan Kumar as Sahadeva
The prominent Kannada actor Yashas Surya will be playing the role of the fourth Pandava brother, Nakul, while the youngest brother is said to be played by the Prema Baraha actor Chandan Kumar.
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