MUMBAI: National Award-winning film director Aditya Dhar is gearing up for his next, “The Immortal Ashwatthama”. He says that the film should be a big canvas project, adding that he has always been fascinated by the titular mythological character.
“One of the reasons why I chose to weave a story around a mythological character like Ashwatthama from ‘Mahabharat’ was that, though all the characters in that epic are celestial, personally I felt that Ashwatthama is a character with all the flaws that even we have — ego issues, jealousy, anger. These flaws made him human. I think we can connect with him and I find him relevant even in the present time. He is an immortal character, which means he is supposed to be alive even now. So you see, Ashwatthama is a character of the present time,” Aditya told IANS.
The film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vicky Kaushal is to play the protagonist.
“Scripting my concept into a film is a little complicated because I also want the story to be accessible to a wide audience and therefore I needed time. So, basically I am utilising this period of lockdown to work on that — work
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