Kill : Exclusive Video Interview with Actor Lakshya and Writer/Director Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

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Lakshya : In 2015, Lakshya made his acting debut with television series Warrior High. He went on to play Yuvraj Madhav Shekhawat/Krish in the &TV series Adhuri Kahaani Hamari (2015–2016). After doing an episode in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Lakshya was cast in Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil (2016–2017) as Veer Mehra.He played the titular warrior in the historical TV show Porus (2017–2018). Lakshya began expanding to Hindi cinema after Karan Johar’s studio Dharma Productions signed him for a three-film contract. He was scheduled to debut with Johar’s production Dostana 2 in 2021, which he also began filming in November 2019, but it has been delayed and then shelved. He was also gearing up to debut with Johar and Shashank Khaitan’s love triangle Bedhadak alongside Shanaya Kapoor and Gurfateh Pirzada, but that film too was shelved. He had his first film release in Dharma Productions’ Kill, an action film which premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.

Nikhil Nagesh Bhat is an Indian Filmmaker and Writer with over 20 years of experience in the industry. His strong values in preserving the cinematic experience that storytelling provides empower him to be a great communicator of contemporary Indian stories on a global stage. His directorial debut, Salunn, premiered at the Cairo Film Festival in 2009, securing the Remi Award for Best Film in Comedy at Worldfest Houston Film Festival and the Golden Ace Award for Special Cinematic Experience at the Las Vegas Film Festival.

Continuing his successful journey, Nikhil helmed the Netflix feature Brij Mohan Amar Rahe, premiering at SAIFF (New York). His venture into the realm of series includes Rasbhari, produced by Applause and available on Prime Video, and The Gone Game, a lockdown-produced series earning critical and commercial acclaim nationally and internationally. His earlier feature, Hurdang, produced by T-Series and Karma Pictures, starring Sunny Kaushal, released in 2022 in theatres and is streaming on Netflix.

Nikhil’s last feature film, Apurva, a collaboration with Cine1 Studios and a Disney Plus Hotstar Original garnered critical acclaim and secured a ranking as the 5th most-watched film on OTT platforms in 2023 in India. His upcoming action feature, Kill, co-produced by Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2023 and is scheduled for release on July 5th 2024. In an unprecedented move for an Indian film, Kill has been acquired by Lionsgate Studios for distribution in the US and UK.


Kill : When army commando Amrit (Lakshya) finds out his true love Tulika (Tanya Maniktala) is engaged against her will, he boards a New Delhi-bound train in a daring quest to derail the arranged marriage. But when a gang of knife-wielding thieves led by the ruthless Fani (Raghav Juyal) begin to terrorize innocent passengers on his train, Amrit takes them on himself in a death-defying kill-spree to save those around him — turning what should have been a typical commute into an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.

Director : Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

Producer : Karan Johar , Apoorva Mehta , Guneet Monga , Achin Jain

Screenwriter : Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

Distributor : Roadside Attractions / Lionsgate

Production Co : Dharma Productions , Sikhya Entertainment

Rating : R

Genre : Action , Mystery & Thriller

Original Language : Hindi

Release Date (Theaters) : Jul 4, 2024, Limited

Runtime : 1h 55m

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