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2898 Secrets Revealed: Nag Ashwin Unveils the Future of ‘Kalki’

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2898 Secrets Revealed: Nag Ashwin Unveils the Future of Kalki

An epic and marvellous sci-fi masterpiece titled ‘Kalki 2898 AD,’ infused with mythology and futuristic elements, is in the making through the collaborative efforts of Superstar Prabhas, Nag Ashwin, and Vyjayanthi Movies. The film boasts a stellar cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani, with Ashwini Dutt producing it under the Vyjayanthi Movies banner.

While the film’s initial sneak peeks were unveiled at the 2023 San Diego Comic-Con, garnering an astounding response worldwide, director Nag Ashwin took part in a special program at IIT Bombay today, where exclusive content from ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ was showcased at the Tech Fest’23. In the ensuing Q&A session, the Mahanati director shared intriguing insights about the film’s unique features and elements.

Q1: What is the concept behind ‘Kalki 2898 AD,’ and how does it differ from other science fiction films?
A: ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is a unique science fiction film set in a futuristic India. While there have been time travel movies before, ‘Kalki’ stands out as a story set in a distinct world that explores how future cities in India will look. The team has dedicated almost five years to designing and building this new world from scratch, offering audiences a fresh and captivating experience.

Q2: The teaser showcased new weapons. Can you provide insights into their design and significance?
A: The design of weapons and technology in ‘Kalki’ involved extensive brainstorming by the entire team, including concept artists and production designers. These elements are intricately linked to Indian origin, with careful consideration given to how they might evolve in the future. The team believes that these meticulously designed elements will look amazing on screen.

Q3: The film features Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Deepika Padukone. Can you share details about their roles in the movie?

A: While the roles of these talented actors cannot be disclosed now, I can assure fans that they will be treated to something they have never seen before. Each actor brings a unique flavor to their characters, promising an entertaining experience for the audience.

Q4: Why did you choose the year ‘2898 AD’ as the timeline for ‘Kalki’?
A: There is a logical reason behind selecting ‘2898 AD’ as the timeline, but I can’t reveal more details now.

Q5: What motivated the selection of Santosh Narayan for the film’s music?
A: Santosh Narayan’s ability to infuse Indian roots into his music while creating a global sound influenced the decision to bring him on board as the composer for ‘Kalki 2898 AD.’

Q6: How did Prabhas undergo a makeover for his role in ‘Kalki’?
A: You will see a new Prabhas, in the way Prabhas would actually look in the future.

Q7: Is there a plan for a Nagi Universe, considering the avatars of Kalki and Vishnu?
A: I’ve no such plans.

Q8: How was the experience of working with Prabhas, Kamal Haasan, and Amitabh Bachchan?
A: They are wonderful, humble individuals who share a genuine love for cinema. Their qualities as great actors shine through in their collaboration on ‘Kalki.’

Q9: Can you share the release date of ‘Kalki’?
A: The release date is yet to be announced, and we will reveal it soon.

Q10: When can we expect the trailer for ‘Kalki’ to be released?
A: Maybe after 93 days (and laughs hugely).

Q11: Any final words or wishes for the film?
A: Thank you, and all the best!

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