Mammootty playing the role of Mahabharat character Karnan was a big news for the fans and the moviegoers. Directed by Madhupal, this epic drama will be scripted by P. Sreekumar. As per the latest reports, Madhupal is all set to take the project to the floors from January 2017. Earlier the movie was to start by October but as the megastar was pre-occupied with other projects, the shooting for this flick was delayed. It is also reported that the schedules of 'Karnan' will be extensively long. The crew is also planning to rope-in leading actors from other languages for the important roles. On the other hand, RS Vimal has announced a movie on Karnan, with the same title, which will have Prithviraj in the title role.