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Ayan Mukerji reveals why his Ranbir-Alia-Amitabh-starrer film is called Brahmastra

Ayan Mukerji, who is set to bring together Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan onscreen with Brahmastra, is close-lipped on his “dream project, but he reveals the reason behind the film’s name.

bollywood Updated: Oct 13, 2017 10:04 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji revealed the reason for his upcoming film’s nomenclature at Jio Mami Film Mela.(IANS)

Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji, who is set to bring together Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan onscreen with his upcoming film, is all excited for one of his most ambitious project and hopes the film becomes “the biggest success of his career as well as of the film industry”.

Earlier tentatively titled Dragon, Brahmastra was renamed and announced by producer Karan Johar on Amitabh’s 75th birthday on October 11.

Ayan is rather close-lipped on his “dream project, but he reveals the reason behind the film’s name. “I will not be able to give information right now but all I can say is, this film is a modern day film. It is set in India as it exists today but the name of the film is called ‘Brahmastra’ because the energy, wisdom and powers in the film come from ancient India. As far as costumes are concerned, there are some which may not be the way you would expect them to be,” he said.

Directors Anurag Kashyap,Ayan Mukerji,Nitesh Tiwari and Kabir Khan at Jio Mami Film Mela in Mumbai on Oct 7. (IANS)

“It’s the biggest project of my life. All my hopes are pinned on this film. I hope it becomes the biggest success... I am very excited about the cast but I hope the film gets even bigger than the cast.”

The cast -- Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt -- all come together “because of the story and theme of the film”, Ayan said, speaking at the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival on Thursday here.

On working for the first time with Amitabh Bachchan, Ayan said: “It’s a great honour for me as it would be for any filmmaker to be working with him, in his 75th year especially. Ever since this film was conceptualised, I wanted to approach him for the film and make this film with him. So I am very happy that he is part of team Brahmastra.”

Brahmastra is a fantasy adventure film, the first part of a trilogy and it will hit the screens on August 15, 2019.

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions will collaborate with Fox Star Studios and Namit Malhotra, CEO of Prime Focus for Brahmastra.

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First Published: Oct 13, 2017 10:01 IST