Film-maker Ram Gopal Varma is set to helm his "most expensive" film, based on the life of former underworld don, Muththappa Rai.
Varma, who is known for his hard-hitting films, on Mumbai, underbelly like "Satya" and "Company", announced that he will be launching the first look of "Rai" on April 30.
"#RaiMegaLaunch was the biggest and costliest launch ever, of film's first look in front of 50,000 ppl with fireworks and laser shows. First look is of the film I am making, based on the life of Underworld Don, Muththappa Rai...The Greatest Gangster Ever," Varma tweeted.
The "Shool" director added that he is going to shoot the film in Mangalore, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Dubai, London and Kazakhstan.
Talking about the budget of "Rai", Varam wrote, "RaiMegaLaunch "Rai" film is going to be costing more than 55 crores, which will be my most expensive film ever, by leaps and bounds." The film-maker, meanwhile, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film "Veerappan", which traces the life of sandalwood smuggler and bandit, Veerappan. The movie will hit theatres on May 27.