The coronavirus pandemic may have forced many filmmakers to bring projects to halt, but filmmaker Aditya Dhar‘s The Immortal Ashwatthama is lucky enough to remain unaffected. The three-part modern-day superhero film, which shares its roots from Mahabharata, sees actor Vicky Kaushal as Ashwatthama who was presented with the boon of immortality.
According to a report by MidDay, Aditya Dhar who is all set to reunite with after Vicky’s Uri: The Surgical Strike was quoted as saying—
Takht was supposed to wrap up by December, and we were scheduled to kick off our film by early 2021. [Despite the change in the line-up], we are sticking to the schedule; the film will go on floors by April 2021. Vicky needs to train for three months for the movie. So, once he wraps up his Yash Raj Films’ project, he will begin prepping in February.
For his portrayal of the mythological character who was the son of Dronacharya, the actor will have to undergo training in horse-riding and various other forms of martial arts.
Speaking about the locations where the film will be shot, the filmmaker said—
We will begin shooting in Europe, primarily the UK, and then head to Iceland. The final schedule will be in Mumbai. The plan may change depending on the COVID-19 crisis in these countries.
The Immortal Ashwatthama is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala, who had also backed Aditya’s debut film, Uri.