Karan Johar the producer of ‘Brahmastra‘ who was interviewed recently said that Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor gave seven years of their lives to the film. In Film Companion’s roundtable discussion with Anupama Chopra, Karan talked about who Brahmastra stars Alia and Ranbir gave their seven years of making in the film process.
Karan says You can just write on the fact that there’s a boy (Ayan Mukerji) who’s worked for seven years, every day of his life. Literally, I’ve seen with my own eyes – the blood, sweat, and tears, every single day. That boy has relentlessly just worked on this movie, discovered so much. I’ve just seen his passion. He has had actors that have given him everything. I met Rajamouli sir and he used to say how Prabhas and Rana Daggubati gave five years of their life to Baahubali.”
He continues, “Ranbir has given seven years. Alia has given seven years without questioning. Dates have got adjusted, schedules have moved, governments have changed, Brahmastra was still on. It was still on and there was that kid who has grown up. Alia grew up with Brahmastra. When she signed the film, she was 21 years old. I mean, she’s 28 today and you know when the film is going to release, she’ll be 29. She literally grew up in the cinema. She came as a newbie to [become] a veteran actress now. It was not because it was being delayed for any indulgent reason or something; it was just taking so long to match execution to vision.”
“I know that I don’t regret a single day of giving my support and love or the studio Disney that put in all the muscle, as well as all the members of the cast. If you ask them, even now when I see them, they’re so passionate about each and every frame of Brahmastra. We just hope and pray literally every day that it matches, and none of us are in it for the money anymore. Because the Lord knows that even the film is a mega-blockbuster. It’s not that everyone is taking the fat cheque home because of all the money in the film. But it’s become like a passion project beyond passion.” He said.
Brahmastra is written and directed by Ayan Mukerji, and produced by Karan Johar. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni. The film is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada on September 9, 2022.