The Immortal Ashwatthama Yet Again Shelved As The Project Allegedly Suffers A 30 Crore Loss Amidst Ranveer Singh's Interest To Lead It After Vicky Kaushal Gets Dropped
The Immortal Ashwatthama Retakes A Back Seat Despite Seeing Hope In Ranveer Singh After Vickey Kaushal Got Dropped ( Photo Credit – Instagram ; The Immortal Ashwatthama Poster )

Uri: The Surgical Strike fame director Aditya Dhar’s The Immortal Aswatthama seems to be getting deeper into the controversies, and the project is ultimately getting out of hand. The film was supposed to star Vicky Kaushal in the lead, but that went down the drain soon. The superhero film was bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala but it was then shelved and got revived by Jio Studios. Several names came up to headline the ambitious film, including Ranveer Singh. The movie’s pre-production work has been in progress for about three years and now, as per a report, it has undergone a loss worth crores, causing the project to retake a back seat. Scroll below to learn everything in detail.

The film took a hit initially because of the pandemic. After that, several other issues kept coming up, delaying the project even further. There were even reports claiming that Shah Rukh Khan and Ram Charan are also being considered to lead the film.

Now as per a report in Pinkvilla, The Immortal Ashwatthama is suffering a loss of 30 crores just over this casting fiasco. The film has been going door to door with the actors and getting disappointed, resulting in being a significant factor in the financial loss. It finally saw a ray of hope when Ranveer Singh showed his interest in it after Jr NTR and Yash rejected it. However, Ranveer is also beamed up to play Shaktiman, and amidst it all, the Aditya Dhar film hangs in the middle, with full of uncertainty.

The Pinkvilla source revealed, “For Ranveer, it’s about the script. While he is excited to play Shaktimaan, the team of the film is yet to crack a screenplay. He had not said a no to The Immortal Ashwatthama, but it was not a yes either. Eventually, Jio decided to shelve the film, thinking that the budget recovery is not possible.”

The source further added, “The pre-production work has been going on for the last 3 years. Ample of monies have been spent on the recce, pre-visualisation as also the storyboard. But all of it will be wiped off as the stakeholders believe that taking a hit of Rs 30 crore is better than investing 300 to 350 crore on the project in the long run.”

Speaking about The Immortal Ashwatthama being revived by Jio Studios after Ronny Screwvala took a back seat, the source said, “Jio felt Vicky Kaushal can’t carry a film as expensive as The Immortal Ashwatthama as the film warrants the presence of a star and not an actor. Samantha, on the other hand, had to back off from the project, leaving the subject without any sort of cast. Once Jio came on board, Aditya Dhar decided to go ambitious with his casting.” They came on board with the condition that Vicky shouldn’t be cast as the lead in it.

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