Aditya Roy Kapur (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)
There were reports that Aditya Roy Kapur will be seen in an action movie titled OM, and today on his 35th birthday, the film has been officially announced. OM – The Battle Within will be produced by Zee Studios and Ahmed Khan, and it will be directed by Kapil Verma.
While talking about the movie being announced on his birthday, Aditya stated, “Last year I was juggling between shooting Malang and Ludo around this time and both the films have received immense love and appreciation. COVID notwithstanding this year has been a special one on the work front. I have been living with OM since a few months now and to see it being announced on my birthday makes it extremely special. Looking forward to the journey.”
CEO of Zee Studios, Shariq Patel said, “We are excited to partner with Ahmed Khan for this action-packed thriller helmed by Kapil Verma with Aditya Roy Kapoor in the titular role. Aditya has made some versatile film choices and has already proven his mettle as an action hero. We’re confident that he will play the part with finesse. With a strong emotional storyline with high dosage of action we are set to roll by early next month. Here’s wishing Aditya a wonderful birthday and good luck for the film.”
Ahmed Khan, who has helmed action films like Baaghi 2 and Baaghi 3, stated, “Yes, Adi will be doing full on action for the first time, he is structurally built for action n this character fits him. This film revolves around emotionally disturbed relationships on the line of duty. Kapil Verma our director is set to role this year, and he is extremely ready to jump in his debut with such large action sequences. Adi has started training with specialists of different fields in action since a while.”
OM – The Battle Within will start rolling in December this year, and it is slated to release in the second half of 2021. While the makers have not yet officially announced the name of the female lead, there were reports that Disha Patani will be seen opposite Aditya in the film.