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In the realm of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan recently took to the digital sphere, now known as X, to shower praise upon the teaser of the much-anticipated Hrithik Roshan starrer, “Fighter.” Khan, known for his eloquence and wit, quote-tweeted Roshan, expressing admiration not only for the stellar cast, including Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor but also for the director Siddharth Anand’s unique presentation style. In his tweet, Khan remarked, “The only thing that can be more beautiful than @iHrithik @deepikapadukone @AnilKapoor is the way @justSidAnand presents his films. Looking so good all round and finally Sid has developed a sense of humour… ‘you must be joking’ bro!! All the best to everyone. Ready for take off!”
Hrithik Roshan, not one to shy away from building anticipation, posted a captivating picture along with the teaser link of his upcoming cinematic venture, “Fighter,” with a patriotic caption that read, “हर उड़ान वतन के नाम! Fighter forever.”
Directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Viacom18 Studios and Marflix Pictures, “Fighter” is an Indian Hindi-language action film that boasts an ensemble cast featuring Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor. This film serves as the inaugural installment in an ambitious aerial action franchise. Initially announced on January 10, 2021, the film encountered delays in its pre-production phase due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Finally, the cameras started rolling in November 2022, and the crew navigated through various filming schedules in Assam, Hyderabad, Jammu & Kashmir, and Mumbai, culminating in a wrap-up by late October. Noteworthy is the involvement of real-life Indian Air Force cadets in the production, adding a touch of authenticity to the aerial sequences.
The musical ambiance of “Fighter” is composed by the dynamic duo Vishal–Shekhar, featuring five soul-stirring songs, while Satchith Paulose captures the film’s essence through his lens, and DNEG takes charge of the visuals. Originally slated for a theatrical release on September 30, 2022, the film encountered setbacks due to pandemic-induced production delays. Now, the eagerly awaited cinematic spectacle is ready to hit the theaters on January 25, 2024, coinciding with the Republic Day weekend, promising audiences an exhilarating experience and an ode to patriotism.