The Siddharth Anand directed Fighter featuring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone was announced on January 11. Ever since then it is one of the most anticipated films for the audiences. Film will witness Hrithik playing the role of an Air Force Pilot for the first time. Details on Deepika’s role have been kept under wraps for now however the film is overall going to be a an aerial action thriller.
The film will be made on a budget of Rs 250 crore, and is said to be among the biggest action events of Bollywood. Fighter which marks the production debut of Sid’s banner, Marflix has got a studio partner on board too. “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,” revealed a source close to the development.
Like all the other action films featuring Hrithik this one will be a Pan-India release too. “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 informed.
Apart from Hindi, Fighter will release in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam too. There has been a delay in shooting plans due to the pandemic. While it was initially planned to go on floors by end of this year, it is now likely to kick off sometime in 2022, once Hrithik wraps up Vikram Vedha and The Night Manager, whereas Deepika completes her present assignments like Pathan, and The Intern.