After the commercially hit film "Baahubali - The New Beginning", SS Rajamouli will reportedly direct another next magnum opus -- a Rs 1,000 crore project -- which has tentatively been titled "Garuda".

If the latest reports are true, then South Indian superstar Mohanlal will also be part of the much awaited project, which will be based on the epic Mahabharata.

It has been reported that Mohanlal will collaborate with the hit filmmaker, who had earlier expressed his desire to work with the superstar during the promotional events of "Baahubali" in Kochi. It is believed that Mohanlal has also given a positive nod to do a pivotal role in the film.

Meanwhile, there are also reports that Telugu star Young Tiger Jr NTR will also be doing a pivotal role in the upcoming film.

However, until and unless the actors or the director make it official, the news about the cast of "Garuda" can be treated just as a rumour.

"Garuda" is expected to go on floors only in 2017, as Rajamouli has to complete the sequel of "Baahubali" ["Baahubali: The Conclusion"] and two other big budget films with Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun.

Meanwhile, Mohanlal is awaiting the release of his much awaited film "Kanal", which is scheduled to hit the screens on 21 October and Jr NTR will be seen next in "Nannaku Prematho‬", which is expected to release on 8 January.