Earlier in 2019, filmmaker Dinesh Vijan had announced his forthcoming film with Varun Dhawan titled Ekkis under the direction of Sriram Raghavan. The project was suspected to start rolling from 2022, but later on, it was reported the film was on hold due to Covid. Now almost after months, we have brought some fresh deets about the film.
Recently in an interview with BollywoodLife, exhibitor and distributor of the film Akshaye Rathi revealed that Ekkis brings a remarkable story and without any doubt, it’s going to be a terrific film, on account of Varun Dhawan’s knack of choosing subjects with great commercial value, balanced with amazing content.
The film is said to be a biopic on the life of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, a Param Vir Chakra awardee, India’s highest military honour for valour in face of the enemy. He was slain in action during the Battle of Basantar in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War. He also mentioned that the film is being shot on a huge scale and has been allotted a big budget. Not just this, Akshaye also informed that the film will be approximately releasing in 2023.
Meanwhile, recently we had informed you that Varun will be now seen with Samantha Prabhu in Sajid Nadiadwala’s next production, and Russo Brothers’ global series, Citadel for Amazon Prime with Raj and DK as the director.