Back in June, Hrithik Roshan treated his fans to a sneak peek of his character in the much-anticipated movie “Fighter.” And the excitement only soared as the motion poster of the action-packed film, revealing the first looks of its central characters, hit the screens on Independence Day. Set to be helmed by Siddharth Anand, “Fighter” boasts Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone as its dynamic leads.
The motion poster of “Fighter” took flight with fighter aircraft soaring across the sky, transitioning to glimpses of an Air Force base. And then, the moment fans were waiting for – the appearance of Hrithik Roshan, who is set to essay the role of a fighter pilot in this high-octane action saga.
Sharing the electrifying movie poster featuring Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, and himself on Twitter, Hrithik wrote, “Spirit of Fighter | Vande Mataram! See you in the theatres on the eve of India’s 75th Republic Day. Fighter releases worldwide on 25th January 2024.” The trailer showcased Deepika and Anil donning uniforms and cool dark sunglasses, akin to Hrithik in his pilot avatar.
Fans and followers couldn’t contain their excitement, pouring in their reactions. One comment aptly captured the sentiment, “Now this is what you call goosebumps.” Others eagerly marked their calendars for Republic Day 2024, exclaiming, “Cannot wait for Republic Day 2024 now!” Deepika’s fierce appearance also garnered attention, as someone remarked, “Fierce and so, so cool.” The charm of uniformed men did not go unnoticed either, with exclamations like “Oooh, the uniformed men look dashing!”
In the image unveiled on Instagram on June 26, Hrithik was portrayed in pilot gear, positioned on an airfield with his back facing the camera. The frame also captured a fighter jet, with Hrithik’s hand resting on it as he gazed at the majestic machine. The caption read, “Fighter 25 January 2024… 7 months to Fighter.”
Hrithik’s unwavering dedication to his craft has been evident through his physical transformation for Fighter. The actor’s journey has been a visual treat on his Instagram, showcasing his workout routines and progress. Hrithik’s focus on holistic well-being was underscored in a post where he stated, “And, by the way, that process has very little to do with muscle and much more to do with the heart and mind…”
While the film’s announcement was made in January 2021, its initial theatrical release date was set for September 2022. Unfortunately, the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a delay in pre-production.
An exciting highlight of “Fighter” is that it marks the first-ever pairing of Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan on the silver screen. Notably, Hrithik had previously collaborated with Siddharth Anand in the blockbuster “War,” alongside Tiger Shroff. As fans eagerly await “Fighter’s” release, it’s worth mentioning that Hrithik’s recent appearance was in “Vikram Vedha,” while Deepika’s captivating role in “Pathaan” has been a highlight of the year so far.