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Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Vaccine War’: A True Story of Indian Scientists Fighting COVID-19

Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Vaccine War’: A True Story of Indian Scientists Fighting COVID-19

About ‘The Vaccine War’

Vivek Agnihotri, the renowned filmmaker, is all set to release his latest offering ‘The Vaccine War’. Similar to his previous release ‘The Kashmir Files’, this film is also based on a true story. It sheds light on the struggles of Indian scientists as they fought against COVID-19 and worked towards developing an affordable vaccine for India and the rest of the world.

Release Date and Trailer

The much-anticipated film is scheduled to hit theaters on September 28. The recently released trailer has already gained significant attention and generated a lot of buzz on social media platforms.

Why Pallavi Joshi Was Cast

In a candid interview with Republic World, Vivek Agnihotri opened up about why he cast his wife, Pallavi Joshi, in his films. He explained, “I don’t cast mediocre actors. I cast National Award-winning actors. Pallavi is a great actress and that is why she finds a place in my film. Moreover, she is a senior to me in the industry. She brings dimensions and dynamics to the character which my writing does not provide. She is smart and intelligent, and it is always fun to work with intelligent actors.”

‘The Most Difficult Film’ of Vivek Agnihotri’s Career

Vivek Agnihotri considers ‘The Vaccine War’ to be the most challenging film he has ever made, and one that surpasses the difficulties of any future projects. He described it as a film based on complex science, where they had to make invisible concepts visible. He further added, “Everything around the film was so difficult, and I had to make it so simple that even an uneducated Indian woman can understand it. I think we have been able to achieve that.”

Cast and Crew

  • Pallavi Joshi
  • Raima Sen
  • Anupam Kher
  • Nivedita Bhattacharya
  • Sapthami Gowda
  • Mohan Kapur

For more news and updates on ‘The Vaccine War’ and other films, stay tuned to ETimes.

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