After the reports of Uri: The Surgical Strike director Aditya Dhar working on his next superhero action-adventure "The Immortal Ashwatthama" with the national awardee Vicky Kaushal, the latest buzz around this magnum opus is, Sara Ali Khan has been roped in to play the female lead.
According to a source quoted in Mumbai Mirror, saying, "the entire movie will be shot over a span of 80-90 days at multiple locations in India and abroad in countries such as Greece, New Zealand, Japan, and Namibia, with plenty of time devoted to post-production as it will have a lot of visual effects for which Aditya has been collaborating with studios in the West. Sara's character has an interesting mythological arc to it. She is expected to sign within a fortnight and will start prepping from early next year".
According to the publication, The Immortal Ashwatthama is set around the contemporary times and modeled around Guru Dronacharya's son Ashwatthama, who in Mahabharata gets the curse to be immortal. Vicky Kaushal is training in mixed-martial arts, spear-fighting, and horse riding for the role.
Meanwhile, Sara Ali Khan is currently busy promoting her upcoming comedy "Coolie No 1", co-stars, Varun Dhawan. The movie is scheduled to release on December 25 on Amazon Prime Video. She will also be seen in Anand L Rai's Atrangi Re, in which she co-stars with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. The film will be out on Valentine's Day 2021.
On the other hand, Vicky Kaushal will be next seen in Shoojit Sircar's Sardar Uddham Singh, which is based on the life of the revolutionary freedom fighter. He will also be seen in Sam, a biopic on War hero Sam Manekshaw.