Megastar Mohanlal has sucessfully done the mythical role of Karna in a Sanskrit play Karanabharam by Bhasa. The veteran Malayalam stage director Kavalam Narayana Panikkar and his Sopanan troupe has presented this play on March 27 2000 at New Delhi as part of the National School of Drama festival. According to Kavalam: “Getting lal the super star to do the role of Karna was indeed a blessing".
Mohanlal said:“Initially when Kavalam offered to direct my maiden performance on stage as Karna, I was not sure whether I would be able to do it. But his confidence in me made me pick up the dialogues and nuances of Sanskrit pronunciation”.
He has done a daunting task,only a gifted and talented artist like him can do such a role.