There is some good news for fans of Vicky Kaushal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The actors who are slated to share screen space for the first time in The Immortal Ashwatthama will soon start shooting for the project that was put on hold indefinitely. The Aditya Dhar directorial is likely to go on floors by February next year. Teh film is produced by Ronni Screwvala under his production banner RSVP Movies.
An online portal quoted a source that said, “Vicky and Aditya share ample of passion for The Immortal Ashwatthama. The film is like a dream they saw together, and hence Aditya going ahead with the film without Vicky was never a question. There was some back and forth happening over the last few months on the budget and casting front, but the film is now all geared up to go on floors next summer.”
The source further said reiterating the fact that the film is going to be an expensive one and Aditya wants to make it look visually appealing and said, “Aditya wants to introduce the Immortal Ashwatthama from Mahabharata in a superhero format, and believes that his story can cross national boundaries too. He is all excited and is finally and actually set to take the film on floors by next summer. It’s an extremely costly film, but Aditya has big ambitions. He wants to take things to the next level and has worked very hard over the last 3 years to have all the source material in place. Even on the visual front, he has made a storyboard, which has impressed all the studio heads at Jio.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Vicky is shooting for Meghna Gulzar’s Sam Bahadur in which he plays the role of Sam Manekshaw. The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanaya Malhotra. Besides this, he also has Govinda Naam Mera and a film with Sara Ali Khan. On the other hand, Samantha is gearing up for the release of Shaakuntalam which also stars Dev Mohan. She also has Kushi opposite Vijay Deverakonda and will be seen in Yashoda alongside Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Unni Mukundan.