After impressing the audience with his extraordinary acting style in his last movie Uri: The Surgical Strike, actor Vicky Kaushal will reportedly be seen playing the role of the Mahabharata character Ashwatthama, in his next project, directed by Aditya Dhar, reported source. In the historic ear, Ashwatthama has fought against the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra War. The movie will be backed by Ronnie Screwala’s RSVP Production unit, which had also produced the movie, Uri. According to source, Vicky and Ronnie said ‘yes’ to the project right away. It added, “After Uri, the makers wanted to return with something big and interesting. Aditya had been working on the script for a long time, even before Uri released, and when he sounded out Ronnie and Vicky, they immediately jumped on-board.”
The unnamed project will go on floors later this year. A source of the movie informed source that “the film will be mounted on a big scale and it will be shot later this year.”
However, neither the actor nor the director has officially announced their association with the project till yet.
Uri: The Surgical Strike was Aditya Dhar and Vicky Kaushal’s first project together and emerged as a box office hit. The movie was based on the 2016 Surgical Strike, which was carried out by the Indian Army. Apart from Vicky’s impressive portrayal as Major Vihan Shergill, the popular dialogue “How’s The Josh” has garnered a lot of praise from audiences.
On the work front, the actor will next be seen in Karan Johar’s periodic drama Takht, which will also feature Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles, and Janhvi Kapoor.