Mumbai: The First Look poster of Sundar C’s fictional drama ‘Sanghamitra’ starring Shruti Haasan, Jayam Ravi and Arya was unveiled Thursday at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
In the poster, we can see Shruti as Sanghamitra, a fierce warrior riding a horse with a sword in her hand.
Going by the look of the film, it looks likely that it will recreate some of the most captivating moments from India’s glorious history by narrating a fictional tale. To prepare for the role, Shruti, daughter of legendary actor Kamal Hassan has been training in sword fighting in London over the last few weeks.
"I was so glad to have this opportunity to learn a new physical art form. After having martial arts as part of my life early on, sword fighting was a whole new experience which was physically and mentally engaging and exhilarating," Shruti had said in a statement.
The makers will be releasing the war drama in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and the film is reportedly being made with a budget of Rs 150 crore.
‘Sanghamitra’, set in the backdrop of India in the 8th century AD, will be bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Studios and it will have music by double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.
Rahman is currently with the team of ‘Sanghamitra’ at the festival, marking his Cannes debut.
The 70th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival kicked-off on Wednesday.
(With IANS inputs)