The upcoming Bollywood film Brahmsastra, directed by Ayan Mukherjee and produced by ace filmmaker Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions, was announced by the latter on Twitter in October last year. Karan had revealed that it will be a trilogy made over a period of 10 years. It is a very important film in the director’s career as he has spent about six years to come up with an original story, we hear.
Brahmastra is a multi-starrer with some of the top stars onboard. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play the lead pair with the legend Amitabh Bachchan and Tollywood star Nagarjuna in important roles. Mouni Roy and Dimple Kapadia among others form the rest of the star cast.
In fact, Nagarjuna is back in Bollywood after 15 long years and he has his reasons to stage a comeback. According to sources, the star was very impressed with the role he has been offered in Brahmastra that he immediately agreed to join the star cast. Apparently, he is not interested in a prolonged screen presence but wants it to be a performance-oriented role so that his skills as an actor could be exhibited.
On taking up a Hindi movie after a long gap, Nag said, “My career in Andhra keeps me busy. I’ve not shown any inclination to do a Hindi film, though I’m open to doing films in any language if the set-up is good. Brahmastra was impressive from the moment it came to me. I said ‘yes’ immediately and now here I am on my way to shoot for it. I am looking forward to it.”
Pritam has been roped in to compose the tunes for the flick, which is scheduled for release on Independence Day next year.
The shooting began in February this year and the first schedule was completed in Bulgaria the next month. Brahmastra will be shot extensively in foreign countries such Bulgaria, US and UK.
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