Brahmastra part 1 pushed to Christmas 2019; Akshay Kumar will now release Mission Mangal on 15 August

FP Staff

Nov 13, 2018 13:42:04 IST

Dharma Productions' upcoming venture Brahmastrawhich includes Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia and Mouni Roy as part of the cast, will now release on Christmas 2019. The first part of the fantasy adventure trilogy was earlier slated to hit cinemas on Independence Day.

The announcement was made via producer Karan Johar and the production house's official Twitter handle.

Akshay Kumar, who will be seen next in Mission Mangal, touted as Bollywood's first space drama, thus announced 15 August, 2019 the release date of the film.  Vidya BalanTaapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen also star in the feature helmed by Jagan Shakti.

Kumar's film will once again clash with John Abraham's Batla Housealso starring Saif Ali Khan. The film is based on a real-life incident about the Delhi spot where a shootout took place in 2008.

Brahmastra is director Ayan Mukerji's self-proclaimed "most ambitious" project so far. It was previously reported that the film has a lavish budget of Rs 150 crore and will chronicle the life of a superhero (Kapoor), as stated by one of the film's co-producers, Namit Malhotra, in 2017. Meanwhile, Mission Mangal, produced by Cape of Good Films and Fox Star Studios, will begin filming mid-November.

Updated Date: Nov 13, 2018 15:09:44 IST