After the release of Kalank on April 17, actor Alia Bhatt will move on to her next film – Brahmastra. She is playing the lead character along with actor Ranbir Kapoor in the Ayan Mukerji-directorial. In her latest interview with a daily, Alia gave away more details about Brahmastra than what you already know. She also talked about all that goes behind Ranbir’s performance on-screen. Alia revealed that Ranbir follows an internal process before facing the camera that no one really knows about. She added that she is a great admirer of his work and how he carries himself on-screen.
Alia was quoted by Mid-Day saying, “He is an honest actor who extracts the best from himself when in front of the camera.” She added that Ranbir has ‘no trappings’ and whatever process he follows, ‘it is an internal one’ that only translates on the camera.
Talking about Brahmastra in detail, Alia clarified that as opposed to the larger perspective, it is not a superhero film but a ‘mystical fantasy drama.’ Alia revealed that it is a film that has the real potential of putting our industry on a ‘global pedestal.’ She said, “I don’t want to blow my own trumpet, but there’s immense faith in Ayan’s vision.”
Alia added that Brahmastra is a film which is based on the biggest astra, as mentioned in the Indian mythology. She went on to say that the film takes a lot of references from mythology since ‘brahmastra‘ finds its mention in the texts of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. The actor said, “Once the story starts unravelling, everyone will understand why we launched it with drones at the Kumbh Mela.”
Apart from Ranbir and Alia, Brahmastra also features Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in important roles. Even actors Dimple Kapadia and Nagarjuna star in the film. Brahmastra is a trilogy with its first part releasing on December 20 this year. The film is produced by Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions.