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Confirmed! Shahid Kapoor to now front Ashwatthama - The Saga Continues

Ashwatthama: The Saga Continues undergoes a revamp with a new director and star, transitioning from Vicky Kaushal to Shahid Kapoor.

Confirmed! Shahid Kapoor to now front Ashwatthama - The Saga Continues
Shahid Kapoor; Ashwatthama: The Saga Continues

Last Updated: 06.41 PM, Mar 19, 2024


And here's the breaking news! Shahid Kapoor has been confirmed to take on the leading role in Ashwatthama: The Saga Continues. For those unaware, Vicky Kaushal and Aditya Dhar had previously announced the film together. Sachin B. Ravi will now direct the film, changing everything about it. The announcement at the Prime Video Presents event revealed that the film will stream on the OTT platform following its theatrical run.

Shahid Kapoor to lead in Ashwatthama: The Saga Continues

Shahid attended the event and expressed his enthusiasm for the film. The actor also wrote on his social media pages that the magnum opus, Ashwatthama: The Saga Continues, provides a modern take on age-old stories that will resonate for years to come. He urged his fans to prepare for a captivating film that will capture audiences in five different languages.

Check out the announcement below:

Modern interpretation of the Legend of Ashwatthama

The film delves into the tale of Ashwatthama, a legendary warrior from the Mahabharata who is believed to remain alive today. Ashwatthama faces the problems of modernity head-on in a high-octane, action-packed story that takes place in this age of fast technological breakthroughs and incredible human powers. The film explores the enigma of a legendary character amidst modern turmoil, shedding light on his perspective on a world he has observed for millennia.

Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, and Deepshikha Deshmukh produce Ashwatthama under their own label, Pooja Entertainment.

Insights from director Aditya Dhar

Earlier, in an interview, Dhar revealed why he shelved his film based on mythology. The filmmaker stated that, at the moment, they are putting the film on hold. He admitted that their collective concept was way too ambitious for Indian cinema. No one has even tried to match the level of visual effects they saw there. They will have to wait until either the price of the technology drops or the number of movie theatres increases.

He used the example of James Cameron to show that even the American director waited for the market to expand. The market had to expand and technology had to advance before he could even consider presenting it, just like everyone else. Obviously, Dhar is not Cameron, but if they want to succeed, they can't settle for second-best. Simply put, he will not be able to present it. The film must be exceptional, regardless of the amount of time it takes, even if it's five years.

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