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Ranbir Kapoor ahead of Brahmastra release: Cannot take advance booking figures seriously

Ranbir Kapoor cautions against taking Brahmastra's advance booking figures too seriously till the movie has actually opened.

Ranbir Kapoor ahead of Brahmastra release: Cannot take advance booking figures seriously

  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 09.22 AM, Sep 09, 2022

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Brahmastra is already in cinemas, but the film has received a respectable number of advance bookings. Trade analysts believe the movie would surpass Hindi film premiere records set during the outbreak phase. Ranbir Kapoor isn't very excited by the strong statistics in advance booking, though. In a recent conversation, he requested that nobody take these numbers seriously.

Recently, the Brahmastra cast, including Alia Bhatt, Ranbir, and director Ayan Mukerji, were in Delhi for a media conference to promote the movie. During the meeting, Ranbir was questioned over how he felt in consideration of the positive advance ticket sales for the movie and forecasts that this would change the course of the industry. According to Hindustan Times, Ranbir responded, "We cannot take these figures and all seriously because till the audience doesn’t see the film, the game doesn’t begin." The film is made for the audience. I think on Friday, we will get to know where we are; kitne paani ke andar hain (how well we will fare). But the feeling is, of course, positive. We have come as Shah Rukh Khan from Dilwale Le Jaayenge, asking you to "Come watch our movie. That’s all."

Furthermore, Ranbir also mentioned that his wife, Alia, was deeply involved in the business of making forecasts and prior reservations. He continued, "The most excited is Alia, and she is a trade analyst now. She's noting everything. This much is open here; this is the response there."

He continued by saying that he was privileged to have spent these final, nervous days before the movie's debut with Alia and Ayan. Ranbir continued by stating that Ayan had just recently joined them for the marketing because he was still working on the movie. Ranbir said, "We always wanted to have this shared experience, spend these days together, feel every emotion, so yes, it’s a very exciting time."

Brahmastra is one of the most expensive Indian movies ever made, with a whopping 410 crore rupee expenditure. The movie, which has the official name Brahmastra Part One: Shiva, is the first instalment of a new trilogy and also the start of the Astraverse, a new cinematic world. On Friday, it was made available globally. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy in key parts.

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