It was confirmed a couple of months back, that Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan will be seen together for the first time ever, in an ambitious sci-fi superhero film, The Immortal Ashwatthama. Not only Vicky Kaushal, but Sara also will be seen in an action-packed avatar.
The film is said to be a futuristic sci-fi mythological action flick which also infuses the Hindu mythology about Ashwatthama, a character from the chapter of Mahabharata.
It’s said to be one of the most expensive and ambitious Hindi films and the pre-production work has been going on for more than 2 years now. We have now learnt that the makers have locked their shooting schedule and locations too.
“The film goes on the floors in the month of September with a five-month marathon schedule. The idea is to wrap up the film by January 2022 and being a post-production heavy film, invest time on the edit and post production of the film. A tentative shoot schedule has been prepared,” revealed a source to Pinkvilla.
The film is slated to release in 2023, with a heavy post production and VFX work which will take a while to complete.
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The film is being planning to shoot primarily i three countries – India, Iceland and UAE. “The initial plan was to shoot extensively in multiple European countries however, with so much uncertainty around the Covid scenario, the makers have zeroed in on UAE as their primary location with India. They however will be flying down to Iceland for a brief schedule. While the recce in the Gulf is done, a team is expected to air dash to Iceland soon for a recce,” the source added.
It is the second collaboration of the team, Vicky Kaushal, Aditya Dhar and Ronnie Screwvala after the very successful URI. The actor had revealed his first look poster on second anniversary of Uri: The Surgical Strike.
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 pic.twitter.com/tYOVQ4FG1P
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) January 11, 2021