Vikram Vedha Latest Update: The filming of the action film “Vikram Vedha” with Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan has been completed, the makers announced on Friday. Touted as a breathtaking action crime thriller, the film is based on the popular Indian folk tale “Vikram aur Betal”. It tells the story of a badass cop (Khan) who sets out to track down and hunt down a menacing gangster (Roshan).
The upcoming Hindi film is a remake of the 2017 Tamil blockbuster of the same name, which starred R Madhavan as a cop and Vijay Sethupathi as a gangster. The filmmaking duo of Pushkar and Gayatri, who directed the original film, also directed the Hindi version.
Roshan said he needed to break out of heroic form and enter new territory to play the role of Vedha. “Becoming a Vedha was unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I had to break the mold of being the “hero” and enter totally uncharted territory as an actor. The journey felt like I was graduating. My relentless directors Pushkar & Gayatri kept me on a treadmill and quietly motivated me to push boundaries,” the 48-year-old actor said in a statement.
Roshan credited co-stars Khan and Yogita Bihani with bringing out the best in him.
“Looking back… I became the Vedha I have become because of Saif Ali Khan’s powerful presence as Vikram. He’s phenomenal in every way,” he added.
Khan said working under the direction of Pushkar and Gayatri has been a rewarding experience.
“Pushkar & Gayatri are quite a dynamic duo with great creative energy and have been very rewarding to work with. An absolute icing on the cake and an uplifting experience for me was working with Hrithik and some intense action scenes,” said the 51-year-old star.
The director duo said they had an exciting experience filming with Roshan and Khan.
“With our super talented and amazing crew, we were able to achieve what we envisioned at the script level. We can’t wait to show our film to the public,” the filmmakers said in a joint statement.
Filming of Vikram Vedha started in October 2021. The film was shot in different locations like Abu Dhabi, Lucknow and Mumbai.
It also stars Sharib Hashmi and Satyadeep Mishra in promising roles.
“Vikram Vedha” is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Films and Reliance Entertainment in association with Friday Filmworks and YNOT Studios.
It is produced by S.Sashikanth and produced by Bhushan Kumar.
The worldwide theatrical release is scheduled for September 30th.