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Brahmastra in trouble? Why #BoycottBrahmastra became a trend on social media?

Ayan Mukerji recently unveiled the trailer of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer but looks like the film has landed itself in a controversy...

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 03.33 PM, Jun 17, 2022

Brahmastra in trouble? Why #BoycottBrahmastra became a trend on social media?

Ranbir Kapoor in stills from Brahmastra Trailer (Images via Twitter)

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra has been grabbing the eyeballs ever since the film was announced in 2014 owing to multiple reasons (primarily, the constant delays). It was initially titled Dragon, post which the makers changed its name to Brahmastra. After a long wait of about eight years, director Ayan Mukerji finally unveiled its trailer to the world on June 15. 

While the Brahmastra trailer has been much appreciated and has mostly gathered a positive response owing to its mindblowing visual effects and hatke storyline, looks like the film has also invited some unintentional trouble. Apparently, a certain section of netizens have raised objections to a particular sequence as portrayed in the trailer and alleged that it has hurt their religious sentiments. 

The scene in question is the one with which the trailer introduces Ranbir Kapoor's character Shiva on screen. A section of the netizens was quick to point out that Ranbir can be seen ringing the bells while he's about to enter, what appears to be, a temple with his shoes on. They quickly took to Twitter to express their displeasure and raised objections to the film. While one of them tweeted that "Bollywood knows to hurt our religious sentiments and mock our culture", others started giving calls of boycotting the film altogether. 

Check out some of the reactions here:

As mentioned earlier, the trailer has garnered a positive reponse overall with there being an immense buzz around a possible glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan's cameo. Shah Rukh is reported to be playing a scientist in the fantasy-drama. 

The Ayan Mukerji directorial also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna and Dimple Kapadia in significant roles. Several reports doing the rounds also suggest that Deepika Padukone too is likely to have a cameo appearance in the film. However, the makers haven't confirmed the same yet. 

Deeply rooted in Indian mythology, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is the first part in the Brahmastra trilogy. If the trailer is anything to go by, then Brahmastra will be nothing less than a visual spectacle for the viewers, especially the fans who've been waiting with baited breath for the film's release since 2014. The film has been written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and is all set to hit the theatres on September 9.