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On Janmashtami, Imtiaz Ali Announces Film Based On Love Story Of Lord Krishna And Radha

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| September 2 , 2018 , 15:50 IST

On the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami on Sunday, Anil D Ambani's Reliance Entertainment and Imtiaz Ali's Window Seat Films, LLP announced that they will be producing a film based on the eternal love story of Lord Krishna and Radha.

In an official statement, the makers of the film said, "The Radha Krishna love story is incredibly profound and sublime, unlike any love story. Their legend is not just celebrated and worshipped in India, but also globally. So great was their love for each other that even today Radha’s name is mentioned whenever Krishna is referred to and Krishna worship is thought to be incomplete without Radha. Millions of people across generations have  been mesmerized by the Radha Krishna love story." 

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Imtiaz Ali, who recently wrote an adaption of the epic romance Laila Majnu for the big screen for his production with Ekta Kapoor 'Laila Majnu', said that the love story between Radha Krishna was one of his dream projects.

"I have always been fascinated by the eternal love story of Radha and Krishna. In all of Indian folklore I know of no other story, which is so intensely personal and yet has such an epic scale. It has been my dream to step into the world of Radha Krishna," Imtiaz said.

Although the Radha Krishna epic will be directed by Imtiaz himself, it would not be his next directorial due to the extensive research and pre-production required for it. Currently, the epic is in the research stage.

Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment said, "The story of Radha Krishna is one of the most fascinating love stories of all times and Imtiaz is India's most accomplished filmmaker in this space. In its reach and appeal, it transcends boundaries of culture and language."

He added, "Imtiaz's idea to bring this eternal love story to the big screen is extremely fascinating and we are delighted to partner with him on this journey. We are exploring various collaborations on the project to make it of a scale befitting its epic nature."