Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are preparing for their big release around Christmas this year with Brahmastra and the team has begun promotions already. Director Ayan Mukerji, new to Instagram, has been sharing moments from the film (which includes promotion) routinely. Many of these include behind-the-scenes candid moments from the making of the film.
On Wednesday, he shared a shot of three of them–Alia, Ranbir and himself–seated on a sofa and wrote: “And then, there were 3… from our vfx studio in london, way back in 2016. these were early days on this movie. alia was the new force in our creative life… the brief was simple… ranbir and alia needed to work as one unit and that relationship was more important than their individual characters because at it’s heart, our movie is… a love story… There has been a lot of love since then. After all, Love is Brahmastra’s guiding Light.”
It might come as a revelation to many that Brahmastra has been in the making since 2016. That is exactly what Ayan informs us. The shot is from a London studio, where the VFX of the film was underway. He also says that the brief given to his lead actors was simple — they had to make it work onscreen, as at its heart, Brahmastra is a love story. He also mentions how Alia was new to Ranbir’s and his creative synergies and that there has been a lot of love since 2016.
Meanwhile, Brahmastra team was at the Kumbh Mela on Maha Shivratri, to launch the logo of the film. The event saw an appropriate 150 drones in use to create the logo in the night sky. On the occasion, both Alia and Ayan released a video where Amitabh Bachchan explains to Ranbir and Alia the significance of this ‘god of all weapons’ called Brahmastra.
Ayan’s subsequent Instagram posts have taken us through the process of conceptualisation of the film. Sharing a photo of Ranbir, he had said how Ranbir was his first sounding board (during the making of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) and how his character was first visualised as Rumi but later became Shiva.
Brahmastra hosts of a galaxy of stars in supporting roles including Amitabh, Mouni Roy, Telugu superstar Nagarjuna among others. The film has been shot in Israel, Bulgaria and Mumbai.