Here is sneak peak into the characters and the story they inhabit in the new Eros Entertainment film Drona!
Abhishek Bachchan as Aditya/Drona:
The boy was always unaware of his destiny. As a man he must now protect the legacy handed down from his ancestors for the future of the world rests in his hands and finally realize his destiny – as the one man who will become a legend – Drona.
Sonia (Priyanka Chopra):
From birth she has been taught just one thing – to fight in the line of duty. Her duty is to be Drona’s follower, his faithful guard. She will lay down her life if need be, fighting beside the protector of mankind, fighting beside Drona.
Queen Jayati (Jaya Bachchan):
A wife, a mother, a queen. Poised at the heart of a legacy of warriors, Queen Jayati had made silent sacrifices in her line of duty. One forced to send her infant away, today years later a mother finally unites with her son but fate has other machinations to keep them apart.
Riz Raizada (Kay Kay Menon):
A descendant of the legendary asuras, he is a demon of unimaginable power and yet he lusts for more. All of Riz’s unholy powers are concentrated on getting to the secret and killing the one man who could stand in his way….Drona.
Aditya, a young man unaware of his real identity, is brought up by a foster family in a faraway distant town. A recurring nightmare has been tormenting him ever since he was a child. On another part of the world, far away from Aditya, an evil sorcerer, Riz Raizada, a descendant of the legendary demons has become dangerously impatient, in his thirst to take control over the universe. He is waiting for the secret that would help him fulfil his dream. To get to the secret, he’d have to defeat Drona. And herein lay his problem. He didn’t know who or where Drona was! But when fate brings the two together Riz immediately recognizes him as the man he was waiting for. Just when Aditya is about to be captured by Riz’s men; a cult that believes that Drona is their messiah, rescues him. Sonia, the leader of the cult, reveals Aditya’s real identity to him. Sonia then takes Aditya back to his place of birth, the ancient kingdom of Pratapgarh where his mother, Queen Jayati Devi would have all the answers to his questions. But before he could meet up with his mother, Riz and his army of the darkest powers catch up with him.
Drona opens in theaters on October 2nd.