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Fighter - A younger Anil Kapoor? Director Siddharth Anand spills the beans, ‘He went into a spin…’

The Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer has garnered a whopping ₹225 crore at the box office within six days of its release

Fighter - A younger Anil Kapoor? Director Siddharth Anand spills the beans, ‘He went into a spin…’

Anil Kapoor

Last Updated: 08.14 AM, Jan 31, 2024


Fighter's flight may have hit some turbulence on opening day, but it's now soaring high at the box office. The action-thriller has raked in a whopping ₹225 crore in just six days, solidifying its status as one of the year's biggest hits. The success of this film comes as a pleasant surprise, not just on its own merit but also in light of Hrithik Roshan's last film, Vikram Vedha, which underperformed in 2022, despite being a Hindi remake of the superhit Tamil flick.

While Fighter dominates the silver screen, Deepika Padukone keeps fans on the edge of their seats with captivating peeks behind the curtain. Today, she unveiled a special video delving into director Siddharth Anand's intriguing decision to cast Anil Kapoor as the enigmatic Rocky.

Siddharth Anand's revelations

Anand revealed that Rocky was envisioned as a 45-year-old character. However, when he told this to the 67-year-old Kapoor, the veteran actor surprised everyone with his youthful metamorphosis. Kapoor's dedication and ability to embody Rocky's spirit, defying his own age, left Anand truly surprised.

The interview chair was not just for Siddharth Anand. Kapoor also took a seat, and when the talk turned to his toughest roles, he declared that piloting an air force officer on screen was one of the most nerve-wracking feats of his career.

Fighter announcement

Since its announcement earlier in 2023, Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone have generated significant online buzz, particularly regarding the sizzling hot chemistry between the duo. The film's release has further fueled this discussion, with fans expressing their appreciation for their on-screen partnership.


About the song 'Dil Banaane Waaley'

Yesterday, T-Series dropped the much-awaited song ‘Dil Banaane Waaley’ from Fighter, and the patriotic touch in it is definitely making fans' eyes fill with tears. While some couldn't stop complimenting Arijit Singh and Jonita Gandhi’s voices, others dropped their desperate urge to see Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone in a romantic film next. Some even highly complimented Vishal Dadlani and Sheykhar Ravjinai’s composition.

If you haven't experienced the thrill of Fighter yet, buckle up! This adrenaline-pumping action film is soaring through theatres now, offering breathtaking aerial stunts and a gripping story. Don't miss your chance to catch it on the big screen.

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