Director Aditya Dhar told Mid-day in an interview that the magnum-opus was not affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Reportedly, it is a three-part contemporary superhero film, with its roots in Mahabharata. Talking to Mid-day, the director revealed that Kaushal was supposed to wrap up Karan Johar’s Takht in December and start shooting for this in early 2021. He said that the once the actor wrapped up his Yash Raj Films’ project, he would begin prepping in February 2021.
Talking about Kaushal’s role, Dhar said that the actor has to train in horse-riding and martial art forms, like krav maga and jujutsu. Dhar added that shoot would begin in the UK and then head to Ireland. It would later be finished in Mumbai if Covid-19 restrictions remain unchanged, Mid-day reported.
While a lot of film-makers had to postpone their work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dhar told Mid-day that he utilised this time, finalised the head of departments and started pre-production discussions with the VFX team. The report further mentioned that although a leading lady has been chosen, the director refused to share the name until the deal was locked.
This would be Dhar’s second project with Kaushal, after the immensely succesful Uri: The Surgical Strike in 2019. The actor was last seen in horror film Bhoot- Part One: The Haunted Ship. Apart from The Immortal Ashwatthama, he has a few other projects lined up.
Kaushal will be pairing up with Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham Singh. He also has a biopic of army officer Sam Manekshaw in the pipeline.