Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who was last seen in Vikram Vedha alongside Saif Ali Khan, will be next seen in Fighter. The film was earlier scheduled to release on September 28, 2023 but now it’ll hit theaters on January 25, 2024.
The film, which features Hrithik and Deepika as Indian Air Force pilots and Anil Kapoor in a pivotal role, will be India’s first aerial action film. As Hrithik slated to begin the second schedule of the film in February next year, the director sought permission to shoot aerial actioner’s portions at IAF Academy near Hyderabad.
Last month, Hrithik kicked off the shoot of Fighter at the Tezpur Air Force Station in Assam, after which director Siddharth Anand announced a break so that he can dedicate the next few weeks in Pathaan’s release.
Now, the team of Fighter is planning to shoot the next leg at the Indian Air Force Academy at Dundigal, which is situated 43 kilometers from Hyderabad. For that, they are seeking permission to film in the non-restricted areas of the defense service training institute.
“During this stint, Hrithik’s character will be seen at the early stage of his journey as an Air Force cadet. It will trace how the protagonist went from being an ordinary boy, to one of the best fighter pilots. Anil will not be a part of this schedule,” Mid-day source said.
“Production designer Rajat Poddar and his team, along with the director, have already visited many air bases as part of their research to build sets that are detailed and authentic. They will build an additional set-up that will serve as the backdrop for the passing-out parade, which is held to mark the successful completion of the flying cadets and presentation of the Wings to them. It will be a key scene in the film,” its source added.
Deepika Padukone can also join the unit at a later stage for some flashback scenes.
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