After treating the movie buffs with Uri: The Surgical Strike, the director Aditya Dhar, actor Vicky Kaushal and producer Ronnie Screwvala (RSVP Films) are all set to work together, again. This time for a historical-drama project centred on the classic Mahabharata. According to a report, the dream team’s next film will see Vicky topping the show as Ashwatthama, Mahabharata’s mythical character.
A source said, ‘After Uri, the makers wanted to return with something big and interesting. Aditya has been working on this script since a long time, even before Uri released, and when he sounded out Ronnie and Vicky, they immediately jumped on board. The film will be mounted on a big scale and will be shot later this year.’
Adding in the matter, Aditya’s representative said, ‘It is not a period film, it’s a superhero action film set in modern times.’
It is not news that Uri: The Surgical Strike was a huge box office success. The movie also brought Vicky in the fame as a conventional Bollywood actor, who has it in himself to deliver a power-packed solo act and someone who can consequently carry a film on his own shoulders. The reunification of team Uri comes at the milieu of huge praise that the film has gone on to earn for the makers and Vicky.
On the movies front, Vicky is part of Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh, a life story on the freedom fighter. He also has Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht lined up.
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An absolute honour to be roped in to play Shaheed Udham Singh, in his biopic to be directed by @shoojitsircar sir… the man who was sitting right at the top of my wish list of Directors to work with. Can’t wait for this journey to start next month. Produced by Ronnie Lahiri. ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ 🙏