Fighter, directed by Siddharth Anand and starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, has been one of the most anticipated films. Hrithik plays an Air Force Pilot for the first time in his career in this aerial action thriller. Although, Details of Deepika’s character have been kept under wraps for the time being. Fighter will be shot on a budget of Rs 250 crore and is expected to be one of Bollywood’s biggest Bollywood action films.
Now, a recent update on the film is here. A source close to the development revealed to Pinkvilla, “Fighter will be produced under Marflix Banner with Viacom 18 coming on board as the studio partner. It’s a blanket deal and the studio giant has a stake in almost all rights – ranging from theatrical to digital and satellite – and this one is said to be the biggest deal of the pandemic when it comes to financials.”
“It’s a premise that has a blend of action and thrill with a strong undercurrent of nationalism, romance and emotions. It’s written by Ramon Chibb. Hrithik is the only star at the moment in the Hindi film industry, who has a strong fan following in the Southern belt too. The South Indian dubbed version of his films like Dhoom 2, Jodhaa Akbar, Bang Bang, Krrish 3 and War did very well and the makers are looking to carry forward the phenomenon with Fighter too,” the source informed, also adding that the film will also have a release in languages including Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu.
“Some films are dubbed into multiple languages once the shooting is wrapped up, depending on the outcome. But Fighter is being planned as a Pan India film from the word go. Sid, Hrithik and Deepika are looking forward to breaching the regional barriers with this one,” the source added.
Due to the pandemic scenario, there is a delay in the shooting plans. While it was originally scheduled to begin filming by the end of this year, it is now expected to begin in 2022, after Hrithik finishes Vikram Vedha and The Night Manager, and Deepika finishes her current projects such as Pathan and The Intern.