Aditya Dhar Explains the Shelving of ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’ and Updates on his Latest Projects

Aditya Dhar, the director acclaimed for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, had undertaken an ambitious project titled ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’ after the success of his previous film. Speculation had been ripe regarding actors such as Vicky Kaushal or Allu Arjun being considered for the lead role. However, there were no developments on the film despite rumors of it being in pre-production.

At the trailer launch of ‘Article 370’, Aditya Dhar finally provided an update on the status of ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’. He revealed that the film has been put on the back burner due to the grand vision of the project being too extensive for Indian cinema. The VFX quality they aimed for was unprecedented in the Indian film industry, and with current technology and limited cinema hall capacity, it was unfeasible. Drawing a parallel to James Cameron’s approach, Dhar emphasized the importance of waiting for the right conditions to develop before embarking on such a significant project.

Aditya Dhar won the National Film Award for Best Director for ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike.’ He has now ventured into writing and producing with his latest project titled ‘Article 370.’ The film, directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale, features Yami Gautam and Priyamani in prominent roles. During the trailer launch, Dhar and Yami Gautam shared the joyful news of their impending parenthood. Additionally, Aditya is currently involved in another project titled ‘Dhoom Dhaam,’ which he is writing and producing and is in the post-production phase.

FAQs

1. Who is Aditya Dhar?

Aditya Dhar is a renowned Indian director who gained acclaim for his debut film ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike,’ for which he won the National Film Award for Best Director.

2. What is the status of ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’?

‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’ has been put on hold due to the grand vision of the project being too extensive for Indian cinema. The VFX quality they aimed for was unprecedented in the Indian film industry, and with current technology and limited cinema hall capacity, it was unfeasible.

3. What are Aditya Dhar’s current projects?

Aditya Dhar is currently involved in ‘Article 370’, a project where he is venturing into writing and producing. Additionally, he is working on another project titled ‘Dhoom Dhaam,’ which he is writing and producing. ‘Dhoom Dhaam’ is currently in the post-production phase.

Conclusion

Aditya Dhar’s decision to shelve ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’ due to the unattainable VFX quality highlights the need for suitable technological advancements and infrastructure in the Indian film industry. His dedication to achieving excellence in his projects, as emphasized during the trailer launch of ‘Article 370,’ assures audiences of the high standards he sets for his work. Fans can eagerly await his upcoming projects, anticipating the brilliance that Dhar aims to deliver on the big screen.

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