Posted on February 6, 2020 at 7:56 am

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Vicky Kaushal To Learn Jujutsu, Krav Maga, Sword-Fighting, Archery For The Immortal Ashwatthama

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Vicky Kaushal is currently busy during the promotions of his upcoming film Bhoot:TheHauntedShip.

Vicky Kaushal
Vicky Kaushal

After wrapping up Karan Johar’s historical-drama, Takht, which rolls mid-March, Vicky Kaushal will reunite with his Uri: The Surgical Strike director Aditya Dhar and producer Ronnie Screwvala for The Immortal Ashwatthama.

The action-based superhero film is set in the modern times with the 31-year-old actor in the titular role. As per the reports of a leading dialy, he will undergo prep for four months before the film rolls by the year-end. According to a source close to the development, Vicky has some high-octane action sequences in the film and the makers want to ensure he is prepared before the film rolls.

As per the source of a leading daily,

“Vicky will train in various Mixed Martial Arts, with focus on Krav Maga and Jujutsu. The horse-riding training for Takht will come in handy here too, while lessons in sword and spear fighting and archery are also on the agenda.”

It was earlier for his part as Major Vihaan Singh Shergill in Uri, Vicky had also undergone paramilitary training, learning how to use ammunition, artillery and military sign language.

On adding to this the source also reveals, Vicky will also beef up for the part.

“He has a muscular look in this film. For Uri, he had gone up to 90-95 kg. This time, it will go up to 105-110 kg. Aditya is currently looking for action directors from around the world to collaborate with.”

In an interview with a leading dailt the director Aditya had revealed that the film will be shot in a start-to-finish schedule. Greenland, Tokyo, New Zealand and Namibia have been shortlisted as locations, while the post-production, including VFX, will be done in the US.

The source also informs that the hunt for a leading lady is still on, while the director is putting final touches to the script. “The female lead also has a lot of action scenes in the film.”

Vicky will train in various Mixed Martial Arts, with focus on Krav Maga and Jujutsu. The horse-riding training for Takht will come in handy here too, while lessons in sword and spear fighting and archery are also on the agenda.

Source Aditya had narrated the story of The Immortal Ashwatthama to Vicky and Ronnie a day before the release of Uri and had immediately got their go ahead.

Five days later, he started work on the script. “Ashwatthama is one of the most powerful and mysterious characters from the Mahabharata. In comparison to other warriors like Arjuna and Karna, not much is written about him in various versions of the epic,” the writer-director had said, adding that he found that intriguing about Ashwatthama.

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