The aerial action film will be directed by Siddharth Anand
Fighter, the first-ever aerial action film in India will be released in theatres on Republic Day 2023, announced the makers. Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan will be playing the lead in this Siddharth Anand directorial. Fans have been excited ever since the announcement of the film for its stellar cast and the new genre.
The film will be produced by Viacom 18 Studios, Mamta Anand, Ramon Chibb and Anku Pande. The crew took to Twitter to share the news. They tweeted, “Fighterintheatres On #Republicday 2023, get ready to experience India’s first aerial action franchise.”
They also tagged the actors and some of the filmmakers in the tweet.
Director Siddharth Anand had said in a statement earlier that the movie is his dream project and with this project, he aims to put Indian films on the map of action-loving global theatrical audiences, who want spectacular big-screen experiences. He also added that he is glad to work with someone like Ajit Andhare, who is the COO of Viacom 18. The team will be using the latest technologies and techniques for the film which will be shot in locations across the world.
Speaking about the aerial action genre, Viacom 18 COO Ajit issued a statement that the genre will offer a unique cinematic experience, which has never been done in India. He further added that being a ‘Top Gun’ fan himself, he was waiting for an aerial action script for years, which has its storyline rooted in India. He thinks that Fighter will be worth the wait and Siddharth will deliver a unique experience with it.
The actors are also equally excited about this new venture. Hrithik had shared a set of pictures on social media. The co-stars were seen happily posing together in a picture which Hrithik captioned as “This gang is ready for take off.” Hrithik and Siddharth had previously collaborated for the 2019 film War.