Vicky Kaushal out, Ranveer Singh in: Padmaavat actor gets roped in for the ambitious sci-fi movie The Immortal Ashwatthama
Ranveer Singh has replaced actor Vicky Kaushal in director Aditya Dhar's ambitious sci-fi film The Immortal Ashwatthama.
Ranveer Singh Vicky Kaushal
For the unversed, the big-budget movie was announced by director Aditya Dhar who had earlier given the blockbuster film Uri: The Surgical Strike along with Vicky Kaushal. Vicky had also started prepping for the same in 2021 and had even shared a picture of the same wherein his face was covered with white paint or plaster of sorts. However, there was soon news of the movie going on the back burner due to some budget constraints. There were also reports of some cast members opting out of the project. The latest development now says that Vicky is no longer a part of the movie and the makers will be doing the film with Ranveer Singh instead along with a new production house.
According to a news report in Peeping Moon, a source close to the development revealed to the portal, “Aditya Dhar and Ranveer have been discussing this project for months, and talks are now in an advanced stage. It's a big theatrical project about a larger-than-life character, and Ranveer doesn't want to pass up the opportunity to play such a legendary role. He has given his nod and is expected to sign on the dotted line as soon as all the formalities are completed.”
The source furthermore added that Aditya Dhar will start shooting for The Immortal Ashwatthama with Ranveer Singh in October this year and considers the movie his dream project. The source was further quoted, “The Immortal Ashwatthama is Aditya Dhar’s dream project, and he has big ambitions for this film. With Jio Studios putting money into the project and Ranveer Singh likely to headline the enormous cast, the director is all fired up to create a visual spectacle that audiences across India have never seen before. Aditya has been working on the script and pre-production for months and will kick off shooting around October this year.”
It is also speculated that South sensation Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been roped in alongside Ranveer Singh in the film. Earlier, there were reports of Sara Ali Khan doing the movie with Vicky Kaushal. The project is touted to be a larger than life superhero flick with a tint of Indian mythology.