The year 2018 was the directorial debut of Aditya Dhar with the hit movie, URI: The Surgical Strike. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the movie astonished the entire nation with an amazing story and great acting by the actors. It won three National Awards. While Vicky Kaushal was bestowed a National Award for his performance, director – Aditya Dhar too won the prestigious award for his direction.
As the film celebrates its second anniversary, the trio of Vicky – Aditya – Ronnie, are uniting again. They have released the first look of their next collaboration, Ashwatthama, which is futuristic sci-fi, based on a character from the chapter of Mahabharata.
Aditya shares “We are all overwhelmed with the love that URI has received over the last two years, and of course, with that love comes to an added responsibility of living up to the expectations for our next collaborative venture. On Ashwatthama, we are working hard to create a visual spectacle that audiences across India would have never seen before. I promise, this would not just be a film, but an experience. More than the pressure, I am taking this film as a responsibility of telling this epic story, in the way it is meant to be told, and I hope, audiences shower the same love to Ashwatthama, as they did to URI.” Even actor Vicky Kaushal expressed his happiness on teaming up with the team again.
Vicky Kaushal describes Ashwatthama as one of the best decisions in his film career. Working with Aditya is more like a homecoming for him. “Ashwatthama is Aditya’s dream project and it required the backing of a visionary like Ronnie to bring this spectacle to audiences. It’s going to be a new space for me as an actor, exploring the newest form of technology alongside acting. Can’t wait to start the journey soon with this wonderful team,” Vicky concludes.