Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Fighter’ is one of the most awaited films of the year. Directed by Siddharth Anand the film will see Hrithik playing an Air Force Pilot for the first time in his career. The film is reportedly an action thriller and is made with a budget of a massive 250 crore. While details about Deepika’s character is still under wrap.
A source close to the development revealed to Pinkvilla, “Fighter will be produced under Marflix Banner with Viacom 18 coming on board as the studio partner. It’s a blanket deal and the studio giant has a stake in almost all rights – ranging from theatrical to digital and satellite – and this one is said to be the biggest deal of the pandemic when it comes to financials.”
Adding that the film will release in multiple languages including Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu.
“It’s a premise that has a blend of action and thrill with a strong undercurrent of nationalism, romance and emotions. It’s written by Ramon Chibb. Hrithik is the only star at the moment in the Hindi film industry, who has a strong fan following in the Southern belt too. The South Indian dubbed version of his films like Dhoom 2, Jodhaa Akbar, Bang Bang, Krrish 3 and War did very well and the makers are looking to carry forward the phenomenon with Fighter too,” the source said.
“Some films are dubbed into multiple languages once the shooting is wrapped up, depending on the outcome. But Fighter is being planned as a Pan India film from the word go. Sid, Hrithik and Deepika are looking forward to breaching the regional barriers with this one,” it added.
The makers had to delay the shooting schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected that the makers will begin the shoot in 2022.