The first look of the forthcoming science fiction function Ashwatthama, fronted by Vicky Kaushal, was revealed by the makers on Monday and the actor stated he’s wanting ahead to beginning capturing for the venture. The movie will see Kaushal taking part in the titular mythological character who was given the boon of immortality.
Directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, “Ashwatthama” is described as a “futuristic sci-fi, based on a character from the chapter of Mahabharata”.
As per the epic, Ashwatthama was the son of guru Dronacharya, who fought for the Kauravas within the battle of Kurukshetra. Calling it Dhar’s “dream project”, Kaushal stated “Ashwatthama” required the backing of Screwvala to carry the “spectacle” to the audiences.
“It’s going to be a new space for me as an actor, exploring the newest form of technology alongside acting. Can’t wait to start the journey soon with this wonderful team,” the 32-year-old actor stated in a press release.
The first look was revealed to rejoice the second anniversary of the trio’s blockbuster, “Uri – The Surgical Strike”. The director stated the group is working arduous to create a by no means seen earlier than “visual spectacle” and promised the venture wouldn’t simply be a movie, “but an experience”.
“More than the pressure, I am taking this film as a responsibility of telling this epic story, in the way it is meant to be told, and I hope, audiences shower the same love to ‘Ashwatthama’, as they did to ‘Uri’,” Dhar stated.
Screwvala stated the movie, scheduled to go on flooring this 12 months, is probably the most bold film he has ever tried.
“It’s high on story telling, deep in characters and revering in the world and visual effects. Language is not a barrier for this movie. We roll this year. I can’t wait to see Aditya’s vision translate to this spectacle on screen.”
“I have to say this is by far the most ambitious movie I have attempted and we would love to see this one reach out to the widest audiences in India and around the world,” the producer added.
The movie is being deliberate as a trilogy. Last October, Dhar revealed that “Ashwatthama” will go on flooring in April 2021, with capturing on location within the United Kingdom, Iceland and Mumbai, the place the ultimate schedule could be shot.
“The plan may change depending on the COVID-19 crisis in these countries,” he had stated.