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Brahmastra: Amitabh Bachchan has always liked the idea of ancient ‘astras’ in the modern world, says Ayan Mukerji

The movie revolves around the idea of ancient Indian astras from mythology existing in the contemporary world.

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 09.24 AM, Jun 08, 2022

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Brahmastra: Amitabh Bachchan has always liked the idea of ancient ‘astras’ in the modern world, says Ayan Mukerji

Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming fantasy adventure is one of the biggest Indian movies ever made, and it has a lot of fanfare surrounding it. Director Ayan Mukerji has now revealed that Amitabh Bachchan liked the concept of the movie. 

Talking to PTI as reported by Times of India, Mukerji revealed that everyone they approached to be a part of the movie came on board, including Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna or Alia Bhatt. “Mr Bachchan has always liked the idea of ancient Indian ‘astras’ in the modern world. He told me that the concept will work with people,” said Mukerji. 

“I loved stories from Indian mythology while growing up and I loved Western fantasy fiction,” he added. The director opened up saying that he also wanted to do something similar to movies such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Marvel movies, where they use technology to create blockbuster cinema. 

Mukerji further added that he wanted to achieve this by taking something that existed in the country and what he understood and felt in his life. 

The movie will revolve around Indian astras from our mythology, which exist in the contemporary world. As the Brahmastra, the most powerful of the astras, comes to life, it poses a grave threat to the entire world.

Brahmastra: Part One Shiva is made on a mega budget and is bankrolled by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures. While Pankaj Kumar cranks the camera, the movie has music from Pritam. 

The story will unfold as a trilogy, and the director had previously said that he has the option of taking the last two movies in multiple directions. The movie, which will mark the third collaboration between Mukerji and Kapoor, is set to hit theatres on September 9. 

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