Varun Dhawan will reunite with Sriram Raghavan after Badlapur with Ekkis, a war film produced by Dinesh Vijan. The movie is a biopic on Paramvir Chakra winner Arun Khetarpal. There was a rumour going on in the media that the film is shelved but as per a recent update, the movie’s shoot will start from September-October next year. Read the article to know more.
Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan has recently revealed that the Varun Dhawan film has not been shelved. He further told a leading portal that the preparation of the film was supposed to start in April 2020 but due to the outbreak of coronavirus, it couldn’t happen.
Sriram Raghavan explained to Spotboye, “No, it’s not shelved. We were supposed to shoot in September this year. Preparation was to start in April. But then we all know what happened. Ekkis has been pushed forward to next year. I need specific weather in September-October to shoot in battle locations. So even if Covid recedes we will have to wait until September 2021.”
The filmmaker added that Varun Dhawan is very excited about the movie. He said, “In fact, he called me a while back. Poor chap must be bored in quarantine. I told him he must get in shape for the role. I don’t want Ekkis to be just another biopic. I want it to be reflective of the soldier’s personality. Varun has to do a lot of preparation.”
Sriram Raghavan continued, “For Andhadhun, Ayushmann had to learn to play the piano, even if it was just three musical pieces. Varun has to work a lot harder to look convincing. He must go on location, meet other soldiers. Meet Arun’s family. He needs to understand the language of a soldier. The agility and the alertness, to begin with. If I were to climb into a tank I’d probably need a chair. Varun has to jump into the tank as if he belonged in it. We also need to source the artillery and the tanks, etc.”
Well, how excited are you to watch Varun Dhawan reuniting with Sriram Raghavan in Ekkis? Do let us know via comments and stay tuned to Koimoi for more updates.