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Vicky Kaushal unveils first look of sci-fi drama ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’; calls it ‘biggest film’ of his career!

As the Vicky Kaushal starrer military action film ‘URI-The Surgical Strike’ completes two years on Monday, the actor has unveiled the first look of his upcoming movie ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’.

In 2019, Aditya Dhar’s directorial debut, ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’ produced by Ronnie Screwvala, took the nation by storm winning rave reviews and striking gold at the box-office. It won three National Awards. While Vicky Kaushal was bestowed a National Award for his performance, director –  Aditya Dhar too won the prestigious award for his direction.

As the film turns two years old today, the trio of Vicky, Aditya, and Ronnie, have released the first look creative of their next collaboration, ‘Ashwatthama’, which is a futuristic sci-fi, based on a character from the chapter of Mahabharata.

In the first look we get a glimpse of a superhero standing tall in front of a big idol of Lord Shiva. The first look posters looks promising, leaving the fans excited for the movie. 

Vicky describes Ashwatthama as the biggest film of his career and believes that working with Aditya and Ronnie again is more like a homecoming for him.

“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.

Vicky took to his social media handles, Instagram and Twitter and shared the two posters of the movie. Along with the posters he wrote, “Overwhelmed and ecstatic ! On the 2nd anniversary of ‘URI-The Surgical Strike’ , the team gives you a glimpse into the world of #TheImmortalAshwatthama Cannot wait to get onto this journey with the dream team of @AdityaDharFilms @RonnieScrewvala @RSVPMovies @soniakanwar22”. 

Actress Malavika Mohanan commented on Vicky’s post and said, “This looks MADDDD”. Siddhanth Kapoor said, “Love the artwork”. 

Have a look at Vicky’s posts here-

Aditya shares, “We are all overwhelmed with the love that URI has received over the last two years, and of course, with that love comes an added responsibility of living upto the expectations for our next collaborative venture. On Ashwatthama, 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, and I hope, audiences shower the same love to Ashwatthama, as they did to URI,” Aditya added.

Filmmaker Aditya also shared the posters on his Instagram account and said, “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”.

He captioned the another poster as, “Just one isn’t enough. So we’ve got another one!” Yami Gautam commented on Aditya’s post and wrote, “A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.”

Take a look at Aditya’s post here-

“Every film has its own journey, however, when the team of a National Award Winning cum blockbuster film that has been as loved as URI comes together, the expectations are bound to be high. It’s high on story telling, deep in characters and revering in the world & visual effects. Language is not a barrier for this movie.  We roll this year,” said Ronnie Screwvala.

“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,” Ronnie added.

On the work front, Vicky will next portray the freedom fighter Udham Singh, in a biopic directed by Shoojit Sircar. He will also star as the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in ‘Takht’, a historical drama directed by Karan Johar, which features an ensemble cast, including Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Bhumi Pednekar.

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