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Brahmastra: Ayan Mukerji says Amitabh Bachchan’s commitment to the craft is ‘simply inspiring’

Ayan Mukerji also talked about some incidents from the movie’s set that shows Bachchan’s commitment to the craft. 

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 07.36 AM, Jun 15, 2022

Brahmastra: Ayan Mukerji says Amitabh Bachchan’s commitment to the craft is ‘simply inspiring’

Brahmastra Part One: Shiva has had audiences hooked for a long time and the makers have recently released its official trailer. Director Ayan Mukerji has now opened up about how Amitabh Bachchan’s commitment towards the craft inspired everyone involved with the movie’s making. 

During an interaction with the media before showing the trailer, the director said that his answer to when people ask how he has dedicated nine years of his life to the movie, is to look at Bachchan as he has dedicated his entire life to cinema. “His commitment is simply inspiring,” said Mukerji, saying that when Bachchan is not working, he is reading, making music or thinking about his next big project. 

Mukerji also shared some of his experiences from the movie’s making, saying that it was important for actors to work with the cues from co-stars because there was a lot of green screen involved, and Bachchan would stay back after all his shots, to help give his co-stars cues. 

“He would not retire to his van or his room, he would always hang around the camera and be there to give every cue. Watching him be so meticulous, even at his age, was a real inspiration for all of us,” he added further. 

Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, bankrolled by Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures, also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna in pivotal roles. 

The fantasy adventure is the third collaboration between Mukerji and Kapoor, and will be set in a contemporary world where the astras from our mythology exist in power. The movie, which has become one of the most anticipated movies of the year, is set to hit theatres on September 9, 2022.