Director Ayan Mukerji shares the secret that why Varanasi plays an important role in Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s upcoming film Brahmastra
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt both of whom are in Varanasi currently for the shooting schedule of their upcoming film, Brahmastra. This fantasy drama is directed by none other than Ayan Mukerji. The director-actors trio along with Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy, are also a part of the cast. A couple of days back, when Brahmastra team sat for a press conference in Varanasi they were bombarded with the questions concerning the film and much more.
When asked the very reason behind Varanasi being chosen for its shooting, Ayan replied,
“In the film, Varanasi is that place where all the characters meet for the first time and the actual adventure begins from there. So far, we have shot a song and an action sequence and hopefully, we will be able to present it well.”
Apart from Banaras, Brahmastra has been extensively shot in Bulgaria and Mumbai amongst other of its shooting locations. A few days back, when Alia was interacting with Firstpost, he was asked about working with Ayan, to which she replied,
“The idea for ‘Brahmastra’ was conceived long back when Ayan had just done ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’. I wanted to work with him and I have always wanted to work with Ranbir as well. I pleaded to Ayan that please cast me with him.”
These words of Alia gain much more importance in the contrast when there are rumors out there in the public that families of both these actors are rumored to be deciding on their wedding date, that could be anytime in the nearby future.
When it comes to Brahmastra it is set to have two sequels, with the first installment supposed to make a box-office debut in Christmas month this year, which is now a Summer 2020 affair. This will also be Ranbir and Alia’s first silver screen outing, with Big B also giving a lead appearance in the movie.