In a wierd flip of occasions, we have now learnt that Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan’s The Immortal Ashwatthama, which was going to be helmed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and has been hanging by a thread for fairly some time, has now been placed on maintain.
Sources inform indianexpress.com that the movie has been placed on maintain indefinitely as a consequence of finances points between the movie’s manufacturing home and the filmmaker’s artistic wants for mounting the movie, which is billed as a superhero motion movie set in fashionable instances. It was earlier deliberate as a trilogy. The three-part modern-day superhero movie, which has its roots within the Mahabharata, would see Vicky Kaushal in a mythological avatar.
The supply shared with us, “The movie has been placed on maintain for now, sure. However the makers try onerous to begin work on the movie once more, as loads has gone into prepping each the actors – Vicky and Sara for the movie. Aditya (Dhar) has additionally spent lots of time and power in doing recce for the movie. It’s been two years because the movie was first introduced.”
The supply additionally added, “Whereas there was lots of pleasure for the movie, there are additionally murmurs that there’s a problem with the script and the manufacturing home wish to fine-tune it earlier than they revisit the movie.”
In April, it was rumoured that the movie was about to go on flooring. The truth is, Vicky had taken to his social media platforms to share an replace on the movie’s growth too.
In accordance with a Bollywood Hungama report, the movie has suffered a large lack of Rs 30 crore and that has put RSVP underneath immense stress. The report stated, “The Immortal Ashwatthama has been within the prep stage for over two years now. The group did a number of recces, labored on all the pre visualisation, did a number of conferences with the VFX group, bought a global motion unit on board to coach Sara and Vicky for his or her motion packed function over the past one yr. Producer Ronnie Screwvala spent over Rs. 30 crore to get every thing in place, and now, all the funding has gone for a toss.”
The Immortal Ashwatthama could be the second collaboration between Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP, Aditya Dhar and Vicky Kaushal. Their first movie collectively was the Nationwide Award profitable Uri: The Surgical Strike in 2019.