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'Fighter': Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and gang ready to take off

Updated on: 10 July,2021 10:58 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Hrithik Roshan is teaming up with Deepika Padukone for the first time and Siddharth Anand for the third time in an action entertainer that’s being touted as India’s first aerial thriller.

'Fighter': Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and gang ready to take off

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone Picture Courtesy: Yogen Shah

Hrithik Roshan has teamed up with some of the most gorgeous Hindi film actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor Khan and many more in his 21 (and counting) year career. He’s now gearing up for a film opposite Deepika Padukone. This thriller is titled ‘Fighter’ and is directed by Siddharth Anand. 

Roshan teams up with Anand for the third time after ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘War’, both of which were mounted on a giant scale and had a sweeping aura to them. For this, Anand goes aerial and plans to shoot across the globe, akin to the aforementioned potboilers. The actor shared some pictures with Padukone and Anand on his Instagram account and said the gang was ready:

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Padukone is currently flooded with multiple films that will only bring out her versatility on the celluloid. Apart from ‘Fighter’, she also has ‘83, ‘The Intern’ remake, a film with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday, ‘Pathan’, and a drama with Amitabh Bachchan and Prabhas. 

Fighter’ is expected to release on September 30, 2022. The film will be shot using the latest technology and filming techniques, and at locations across the world. "Fighter" is slated for release in 2022.

"'Fighter' is a dream project and I am glad to have someone with Ajit's vision to be partnering this with me. With this film we aim to put Indian films on the map for action-loving global theatrical audiences who crave for spectacle and the big screen experience," said director Anand about Viacom18 COO Ajit Andhare's participation in the project.

Speaking about the project, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios, said: "An aerial action film offers a unique cinematic experience. It has never been done in India. Being a 'Top Gun' fan, I have been looking for a script for years that explores aerial action and has a story rooted in India. 'Fighter' is the answer. Siddharth understands this genre and brings a unique flair to his films. I am excited to collaborate with him in building this franchise."

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