Making Big B’s 75th birthday extra special, filmmaker Karan Johar has announced an upcoming project with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead. Titled Brahmastra, this fantasy adventure will hit the screens on August 15, 2019.
Ever since reports about Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor being roped in for a movie together emerged, fans have been waiting for more details about the project with bated breath. And now, putting all rumours to rest, Karan Johar has revealed the film’s title – Brahmastra. Earlier rumoured to be titled Dragon, this fantasy adventure, helmed by Ayan Mukerji, will be one of Bollywood’s rare trilogies, the first of which will hit the screens next year.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) October 11, 2017
A TRILOGY …A FANTASY ADVENTURE….A LABOUR OF LOVE…..”BRAHMĀSTRA” pic.twitter.com/8yQ2Y0yWaD
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 11, 2017
Only a few days ago, reports about Ranbir Kapoor having to undergo training in horse-riding and gymnastics for the film had surfaced online. In an interview with PTI, Ayan talked about the film and said, “There is a lot of action in ‘Dragon’, so there is a lot of training, like gymnastics kind of training, horse-riding, fighting and lot of physical stuff that Ranbir will have to do. And then there is internal work, like to get the spirit of the character right. Ranbir has to observe the flavour of the film and communicate it with the audience. We are trying to imagine things, this (fantasy) world, and work accordingly.” He also added, “In its core, it has romance as an element but it has got a new flavour to it. With every film, I am trying to evolve and grow.”