Vicky Kaushal on filming The Immortal Aswatthama amidst COVID: New normal comes with its own set of challenges

In a recent interview, Vicky Kaushal has spilled the beans on shooting for his first superhero film The Immortal Aswatthama and the challenges that he will face amid the pandemic. Read on further to know what the Raazi star has said.
Vicky Kaushal on filming The Immortal Aswatthama amidst COVID: New normal comes with its own set of challenges
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Vicky Kaushal is among the actors who have their hands full with exciting projects in the coming years. The Sanju star will next be seen in the titular role in Shoojit Sircar’s biopic Udham Singh and also has Meghna Gulzar’s film Sam Manekshaw in his kitty. Recently, he announced his first superhero film titled ‘The Immortal Aswatthama’ and has started prep for the same. In a recent interview with the Hindustan Times, Vicky opened up about shooting for Aditya Dhar’s directorial amid the pandemic.

He told the leading daily that shooting in the new “normal comes with its own set of challenges", adding that “you have to test every single person, quarantine everybody, put them in bio-bubbles. The actor also pointed out that “there are several Covid-19 protocols to follow, and everybody needs to be cautious.”

The Manmarziyaan star further said that the responsibility lies on the production team to make it happen without any trouble. He is also hopeful that with the vaccination drive things will only get better. Vicky was quoted saying, “Ultimately, the responsibility falls on [the production team] to make it happen without any trouble. And that isn’t an easy job. But I think everybody is getting accustomed to it, trying their best to adapt. I hope by the time we start Ashwatthama, the pandemic will be much in control.”

Further, when the Raazi star was asked what he prefers theatres or on OTT platforms for the release of his films, he asserted that “it’s the producer’s prerogative and he will be happy with the decision they take.”

He also said that some films are made for the cinematic and community viewing experience, and there are others that are flexible in terms of mode of consumption. 

“The year 2020 wasn’t much about choice. It was about the logistics of a film on the production level, depending on finances involved, etc. So eventually, it’s the producer’s prerogative and I’ll be happy with the decision they take,” Vicky added.

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Ashwathama was cursed to be an "immortal" chandala - with UNENDING suffering - as he set out to wipe out entire humanity, despite being trained as a Brahmin. Brahmins are held to very, very high standards, and when they fall, the punishment meted out is also very, very high. But, Urduwood fails to understand this and vomits their mythical idea of Brahmin supremacy on society. Haha, will be crazy when these guys suffer their Karma. Feel sorry for Vicky when he enjoys his "immortality" in the future!