Action films

“I grew up watching action films by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone”, reveals Aditya Roy Kapur during the launch of the trailer for OM: The Battle Within

The cast and crew of OM: The Battle Within unveiled their trailer with aplomb on June 10. The film, which stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead roles, is directed by Kapil Verma. It was co-produced by Ahmed Khan and Shaira Ahmed Khan. The free press newspaper was present at launch.

As Aditya first saw the trailer at launch, the actor appeared to be in shock. He shares, “This is my first time watching my movie trailer. I’m still trying to get out of it. To me, it feels like a new chapter since I’ve never done anything like this before. I grew up watching action movies by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, etc. Since my first hit was a romantic movie, I ended up doing so many movies in the same genre, but the genre of acting was something I always wanted to do. It’s very close to my heart. I was just waiting for someone to see that in me. The idea with this film is to change my image and be called an action star.

Elaborating further, he adds, “I am happy that Shariq Patel, Ahmed sir (Khan) and director Kapil saw this potential in me. OM: The Battle Within is a straight-up action movie, and it required a whole different kind of action and dedication. It was quite a process, but I think every film has its own challenges. I learned the action for two to three months for this. Also, you’ll see me shirtless in the film, which was the request of the story as well as pressure from my female fans.

Sanjana, who marked her full acting debut alongside the late Sushant Singh Rajput in Dil Bechara, is the film’s female lead. She reveals: “When I got a call from Ahmed sir for the narration, which lasted about 20 minutes, he said to me, ‘I want you to play the leading lady’. But I couldn’t believe it. because I never thought I would do an action movie so early in my career. The team had no doubts about choosing me for the role of Kavya.

Kapil Verma

Debut filmmaker Kapil says, “When we chose the male lead role, only Aditya Roy Kapur’s name came to mind because he did the majority of romantic films and never really learned or acted in any style. ‘stock. We started filming during the pandemic, and luckily none of the cast or crew had Covid.

Ahmed Khan with Shaira Ahmed Khan

Om writer Raj Saluja shares, “I’m ecstatic and nervous at the same time. The trailer is going to stir up a lot of emotions and questions, which will make the audience hungry for more. OM is ready to win the battle with the public”, said Raj Saluja at the release of the trailer for Om: The Battle Within. The writer took to his Instagram to drop the trailer for the movie and we can get some great patriotic feelings.

On a parting note, co-producer Ahmed, who also designed the action for the film, concludes, “I’ve been doing dance choreography for 25 years and I’ve certainly gained experience. Parvez Shaikh is the best action director in our country, and he did all the action choreography. Director Kapil comes from a family of action choreographers, so he learned the skills since childhood.

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