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Ranbir Kapoor on his Brahmastra character Shiva: He was a very complex character on paper

Ranbir Kapoor revealed how he brought Shiva to life in the Ayan Mukerji directorial.

Ranbir Kapoor on his Brahmastra character Shiva: He was a very complex character on paper
Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra
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Last Updated: 05.11 AM, Oct 31, 2022


Brahmastra Part One: Shiva is finally getting its OTT premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on November 4, 2022. The film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, is set to be a trilogy, and Ranbir Kapoor plays the leading role. The actor is seen as Shiva, who is Agniastra, the one who wields fire. Ahead of the film's OTT release, Ranbir spoke about his iconic character Shiva and how he was a complex personality on paper.

The actor, in a statement, said that, on paper, Shiva had an extremely nuanced personality. They had to do a lot of preparation to bring him to life. Almost every component of his body that involves movement, such as how he moves when he walks, runs, fights, or dances, had to be developed. It was necessary to graph his relationship with fire on both an emotional and bodily level.

With the help of Ayan and a few experts, such as Ido Portal, who helped Ranbir with the graphing, the actor went through a lot of training and took part in a lot of workshops. And eventually, it evolved into the on-screen character and narrative.

The movie is the first in a trilogy that will be the first entry in a larger film universe known as the Astraverse. Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni are among the cast members.

The movie, which takes its cues from Hindu mythology, follows Shiva, an orphan with pyrokinetic abilities who learns that he is an astra, a weapon of tremendous energy. He tries to stop the evil forces with whom he has a history of taking the Brahmastra, which is the most powerful of the astras.

In an interview, Ranbir shot down rumors that the trilogy is a romantic superhero movie and said that Ayan had spent six years of his life coming up with a unique plot. He also said that the trilogy would be produced over a ten-year span. Instead, the actor said that the movie was a supernatural take on a classic love story. and that neither the story nor the film is implausible nor unreal.