Is Shah Rukh Khan competing with Ram Charan and Jr. NTR for The Immortal Ashwatthama? Let us lay forth the facts!
The supposed epic The Immortal Ashwatthama by Aditya Dhar has been undone by its own lofty goals. Producer Ronnie Screwvala unveiled The Immortal Ashwatthama with the hopes that director Dhar will be able to make another low-budget epic in the vein of his war film Uri.
Uri was a smashing success, but after that the project went off the rails as the budget ballooned month after month. After over 25 crore rupees were invested, why did producer Ronnie Screwvala and his firm RSVP cancel their ambitious truelife drama?
A reliable source reveals some alarming information. “Uri, the military epic directed by Aditya Dhar, was produced for only 25 crore rupees while appearing to have a budget of 100 crores. Aditya is a member of the “less is more” school of filmmaking, which explains why.
Aditya Dhar had previously said in an interview, “We worked under extremely tight budgetary circumstances in Uri, and that was good,” to explain his vision for a small budget. Because of the way it kept us on edge all the time. Anxiety, in my opinion, is a major driver of both efficiency and innovation. Having an endless budget would tempt me to cut corners as a director. I prefer projects with limited spending. As a director, I want to make a film appear much bigger and more impressive than its budget actually allows for. I’d like to drop Rs. 30,000,000. It should look like a $150 million movie, though.
Aditya had added, “It will be a completely different world from the one in Uri,” in reference to The Immortal Ashwathama. But we’re still in the physical world. Once again, this story is inspired by actual events. And that is all I can say at this time. I can also confirm that Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP production company will be handling my next project as well. I’d be a fool to shift my focus after seeing how Ronnie and Vicky Kaushal supported Uri and believed in him.
Where is the filmmaker that transformed a $25 million budget into a $100 million blockbuster? Where did his determination to make his $30 million film look like a $150,000,00 movie go?
That was Aditya Dhar, Uri’s replacement. The priorities in his life have shifted. “He doesn’t just think big anymore; he also spends big,” a source close to the nearly shelved Ashwathama project explains.
Jio Studios decided to bring the picture back from the dead after it had been abandoned. A hero more substantial than Vicky Kaushal or Ranveer Singh is what they seek, though. Dhar yearned for the return of his cherished Kaushal, the hero of Uri. When Jio Studios decided that wasn’t good enough, they looked at Ranveer Singh.