Vicky Kaushal to Start Shooting for Sam Bahadur With The Immortal Ashwatthama on Hold
Vicky Kaushal is one of the actors who have kept themselves busy as soon as the regulations for the pandemic allowed them to. The actor has been working hard to make up for the time lost to lockdowns.
His film The Immortal Ashwatthama has been announced a while ago, the shooting has been going on for a long time. The project would reunite him director Aditya Dhar who helmed Uri: The Surgical Strike
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The film has been apparently put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic and budget constraints.
According to a report in Peepingmoon, however, the film has been put on hold indefinitely. However, nothing more is known about it. There are no official confirmations on the status of the movie as of yet.
Kaushal has trained extensively for months to realistically fit the body type of the lead for The Immortal Ashwatthama. He practised archery and horse riding for the film.
The film was scheduled to be shot in Europe and the final schedule was in Mumbai but the film will not be shot due to the busy schedule of actor Vicky. However, Sara Ali Khan is alongside the actor in the film.
Vicky Kaushal now thinks of his next move.
A source close to the actor shared, “Vicky is currently down south where he is shooting for Shashank Khaitan’s Mr Lele along with Kiara Advani. Once he wraps up the film, he doesn’t have any other films to shoot. The actor is currently reading a few scripts but at the same time, he has decided to start shooting for the biopic on Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw which is directed by Meghna Gulzar. The actor has started preparing for the role and is already discussing the project with Meghna in detail.”
The source further added, “Vicky had currently beefed up for his character in The Immortal Ashwatthama but the actor will have to do away with it as Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw had a lean physique. With the film spanning a few decades, Vicky’s character will be seen ageing in the course of the narrative because of which he will be having more than one look in the film. The film will require a lot of pre-production and the makers will soon start with the work.”