Vicky Kaushal turns superhero for The Immortal Ashwatthama, shares first look on social media

Mumbai: Bollywood star and talented actor Vicky Kaushal on Monday shared the first look posters of his upcoming sci-fi film ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’.

The Masaan actor will reunite with Aditya Dhar after blockbuster URI: The Surgical Strike. The Immortal Ashwatthama will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vicky Kaushal will play a character inspired by the warrior Ashwatthama, who played a crucial role in the war between Pandavas and Kauravas in Mahabharata.

The Immortal Ashwatthama will go on floors later this year.

Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP unveiled the first look on social media and wrote, “Raising the bar higher for the superhero genre not only in India but across the world, this film is a high-concept visual spectacle in the making. From the team that brought to you URI The Surgical Strike, presenting @vickykaushal09 in and as #TheImmortalAshwatthama.”

The first poster shows a futuristic setting with multiple skyscrapers in the background and Vicky Kaushal’s Ashwatthama holding a lightning sword.

The makers of URI said that the second anniversary of the film was the perfect opportunity to unveil the first look of The Immortal Ashwatthama.

Calling The Immortal Ashwatthama the biggest film of his career yet, Vicky Kaushal said it’s going to be an exhilarating experience for him to explore technology alongside his craft. He took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”

He told The Indian Express, “Ashwatthama is Aditya’s dream project and it required the backing of a visionary like Ronnie to bring this spectacle to audiences. It’s going to be a new space for me as an actor, exploring the newest form of technology alongside acting. Can’t wait to start the journey soon with this wonderful team.”

Aditya Dhar, the writer, and director of the film said, “We are working hard to create a visual spectacle that audiences across India would have never seen before. I promise this would not just be a film, but an experience. More than the pressure, I am taking this film as a responsibility of telling this epic story, in the way it is meant to be told. I hope audiences shower the same love to Ashwatthama as they did to URI.”