The Immortal Ashwatthama is finally going on floors; Vicky Kaushal & Samantha to shoot two parts in one go
After crossing several hurdles, Aditya Dhar is finally ready to take The Immortal Ashwatthama on floors with his lead stars Vicky Kaushal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
The Immortal Ashwatthama is undoubtedly one of the most talked about films of Bollywood. Fans were super excited when Vicky Kaushal and director Aditya Dhar announced that they will be reuniting for this spectacle after blockbuster hit Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was their first film together. But the project has seen many hurdles in the past few months. First, lead actress Sara Ali Khan was replaced by Samantha and then rumors suggested that makers might drop Vicky from the film as well. Later it was reported that The Immortal Ashwatthama has been shelved due to budget issues.
Well, after so many delays, the film is now back on track. Vicky is very much a part of the project, which is now being bankrolled by Jio. In a report shared by Pinkvilla, a source was quoted saying, “Vicky and Aditya share ample of passion for The Immortal Ashwatthama. The film is like a dream they saw together, and hence Adi going ahead with the film without Vicky was never a question. There was some back and forth happening over the last few months on the budget and casting front, but the film is now all geared up to go on floors next summer.”
The report further revealed that The Immortal Ashwatthama will be a two part masterpiece, which Samantha and Vicky will be shooting in one go. It is being touted as a film which could change the tide for Hindi cinema. Dhar also believes that this project will be able to cross national boundaries. Well, Vicky and Samantha’s jodi will surely be a highlight. For fans who are heartbroken that Sara is not a part of the project, don’t worry! She will be sharing the screen with Vicky in Laxman Uttekar’s next.
All’s well that ends well!