On the occasion of Dharmendra’s 87th birthday, the renowned actor’s collaboration with master filmmaker Sriram Raghvan was announced.
The lead role in Sriram’s upcoming war drama, titled Ikkis, will be played by Dharmendra. Surprisingly, Dharmendra will appear in the movie alongside Agastya Nanda, the grandson of superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The war drama “Ikkis” claims to be based on the life of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal. He lived an exemplary life and was posthumously given the Param Vir Chakra.
“Ikkis,” produced by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, will begin filming in 2023.
Agastya will also appear in director Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies,’ a new interpretation of the enduring gang of The Archies that aims to capture the youthful vigor, hope, and excitement of the 1960s, in addition to the film “Ikkis.” Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda, and Vedang Raina are featured as well. It will be released the following year and has the support of Tiger Baby, Graphic India, and Archie Comics.