Kalki 2898 AD has been making waves since its release, with both critics and audiences singing its praises. From the stunning VFX to the intense fight sequences and memorable dialogues, the film has garnered acclaim for various aspects. Among the many highlights, the interval block has emerged as a fan-favourite, often cited as one of the film’s most powerful moments. In this dramatic scene, Deepika Padukone’s character, Sumathi navigates a fiery tunnel while heavily pregnant, capturing the essence of courage and resilience. 'Kalki 2898 AD': Amitabh Bachchan Expresses 'Gratitude' for All the Love He Received for His Epic Performance as Ashwatthama in Sci-Fi Film.

In a recent interview with India Today, director Nag Ashwin revealed that this very scene is his personal favourite. He shared how the intense and evocative sequence was shot under tight deadlines. Ashwin spoke about the challenge of capturing the raw emotion and physical danger of the scene, and how it ultimately became a defining moment in the film.

Nag Ashwin Talks About Most Memorable Sequence Of Kalki 2898 AD 

His reflections offer a fascinating glimpse into the creative process behind one of the most memorable sequences in Kalki 2898 AD. He said, "That is one of my favourite scenes; I think maybe the most favourite scene. But the way we shot was so hurried. We were shooting three setups that day and Deepika [Padukone] had to leave by a certain flight. It usually happens that some of the most important or magical things in the film happen by chance or in a hurry. And this is what that was. And, but just watching it in that hurry, in that rush and everything, when you just reach the monitor and you see Deepika walking through that particular tunnel in that fire, I just knew this was going to be special." ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ Movie Review: Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan’s Sci-Fi Film Is Far From Perfect but Impresses With Nag Ashwin’s World-Building (LatestLY Exclusive).

Ashwin also said, "It was a sort of leap of faith. It was the sort of walking and surrendering to a larger power at play. It was the reference of the birth of Krishna. And it was how there was a leap of faith taken by Vasudeva. It was all of that.”  “Deepika is a super-smart actor. You just need to give her little and she knows what the brief is. I genuinely thought that the final pose that she holds at the end of that tunnel, when the interval is about to happen, felt like such a strong visual for me. I just felt there's a chance that something like that could be a poster that would live beyond me or the film. And I just told her that and she was telling me that's the one thing she still remembers,” he added.

Written and directed by Nag Ashwin, Kalki 2898 AD features an impressive ensemble cast, including Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Disha Patani, Shobana, Pasupathy, Saswata Chatterjee, and Kamal Haasan.

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