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Vicky Kaushal turns superhero for The Immortal Ashwatthama, see first look posters

As URI: The Surgical Strike turns 2, Vicky Kaushal, Aditya Dhar and Ronnie Screwvala unveil first look of sci-fi film The Immortal Ashwatthama.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai |
Updated: January 11, 2021 12:58:56 pm
The Immortal AshwatthamaThe Immortal Ashwatthama is helmed by Aditya Dhar.

The first look posters of Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming sci-fi film The Immortal Ashwatthama was launched on Monday. The movie reunites the actor with his URI: The Surgical Strike director Aditya Dhar and producer Ronnie Screwvala.

In The Immortal Ashwatthama, Kaushal will play a character inspired by the warrior Ashwatthama, who played a crucial role in the war between Pandavas and Kauravas in Mahabharata.

The first look, unveiled by Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP, shows a futuristic setting with multiple skyscrapers in the background and Vicky Kaushal’s Ashwatthama holding a lightning sword.

“Raising the bar higher for the superhero genre not only in India but across the world, this film is a high-concept visual spectacle in the making. From the team that brought to you URI The Surgical Strike, presenting @vickykaushal09 in and as #TheImmortalAshwatthama,” RSVP captioned the poster.

The Immortal Ashwatthama is a homecoming for Vicky Kaushal as besides Aditya Dhar, the actor returns to RSVP two years after URI: The Surgical Strike. The makers said URI’s second anniversary was the perfect opportunity to unveil the first look of The Immortal Ashwatthama.

Calling The Immortal Ashwatthama the biggest film of his career yet, Vicky Kaushal said it’s going to be an exhilarating experience for him to explore technology alongside his craft.

“Ashwatthama is Aditya’s dream project and it required the backing of a visionary like Ronnie to bring this spectacle to 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,” Vicky said.

Aditya Dhar, who is both the writer and director on the project, said he will approach The Immortal Ashwatthama in a responsible manner as it’s a retelling of an epic story.

“We are working hard to create a visual spectacle that audiences across India would have never seen before. I promise this would not just be a film, 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. I hope audiences shower the same love to Ashwatthama as they did to URI,” Aditya said in a statement.

Ashwatthama will go on floors later this year.

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