Known for his deep prep to get into the skin of his character, star Hrithik Roshan has been undergoing simulator training for his performance as a fighter jet pilot in the upcoming Siddharth Anand directorial Fighter. Scheduled to release on January 25th, 2024, Fighter portrays Hrithik Roshan as a fighter jet pilot for the first time on screen, tracing his journey from a young cadet in training to India’s best fighter pilot.
See, Fighter’s shoot involves filming with real fighter jets, so Hrithik has taken it upon himself to learn the processes and mechanisms involved with flying a real fighter jet. The actor began his training before the Assam schedule in November at Tezpur Airbase, before kick-starting the shoot for the first schedule, and continues to practice and brush up his knowledge while having shot for three schedules of the film.
A source close to the project shares, “Hrithik chose to practise on a simulator and learn the buttons and the automated process to be able to confidently present himself onscreen. He started taking workshops since November and has continued simulator training to learn the nuances of playing a fighter jet pilot. While visiting the air base and the Air force training academy, he also spent time with the pilots and cadets to observe their demeanor and understand the way that they function. Hrithik possesses a curious mind and he asked a lot of questions and took notes from the conversations he had with these officials. He is an actor who goes through lengths to deliver his best for his films. Fighter also has glimpses of Hrithik’s character boxing and even for that one scene, he trained for days to get his posture right. Such is his dedication to acting, he truly enjoys being an actor and that’s evident to all of us on sets.”
Donning the uniform of an airforce officer, Hrithik Roshan is currently shooting schedules of Fighter which is touted as India’s first aerial action film. Marking his third outing with director Siddharth Anand after Bang Bang and War, Fighter also brings together Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone for the first time.
So get ready for some epic action when Fighter releases in 2024.