Ayan Mukerji on Brahmastra: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt's love is the film's 'guiding light'
Ayan Mukerji shared that he had briefed Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor to work as a unit in Brahmastra, stating that the love between the characters is more important that their individual characters
Ever since Ayan Mukerji joined Instagram, he has been sharing anecdotes about his journey of making Brahmāstra. Now, the director has shared a story behind the genesis of the romantic-drama, which began as early as in 2016. He also added that 'there has been a lot of love' between Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor since they began working together on the film.
Sharing a still with Alia and Ranbir from the VFX studio in London, he wrote that the brief given to the actors was that the romance between the characters was more important than the characters themselves, and so they had to work as a unit. Describing how Brahmāstra, at its heart, is a love story, he said, "Love is Brahmāstra’s guiding light."
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and then, there were 3... from our vfx studio in london, way back in 2016. these were early days on this movie. alia was the new force in our creative life... the brief was simple... ranbir and alia needed to work as one unit and that relationship was more important than their individual characters because at it’s heart, our movie is... a love story... There has been a lot of love since then ❣️ After all, Love is Brahmāstra’s guiding Light💥 #brahmastra #lovestory
Earlier, Ayan shared a picture with Alia, and revealed that he met the actress as a child when he was an 18-year-old. He also unveiled a picture of Ranbir, and said that the character was initially supposed to be called Rumi, before Shiva came along.
Apart from Ranbir and Alia, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Tollywood actor Nagarjuna.
Brahmastra is first part of a sci-fi trilogy which has been created by Ayan. It is slated to release around Christmas this year.
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