The Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan just turned 75 and when you are a legendary actor like he is, there is no gift more special than your next project coming into the limelight. And Karan Johar probably gave Big B the most special gift this year by making an announcement that took the world by storm.
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A few weeks earlier, reports about Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor being roped in for a movie were doing the rounds and that news was enough to make their fans go frantic as they awaited more details about the project. Apparently, the movie was titled ‘Dragon’ which pretty much gave away the fact that it would have something to do with adventure or fantasy.
In conversation with Ranbir and Alia at an event earlier this month, Karan Johar had hinted at another big star also being a part of the project and that the film won’t be titled Dragon. Without giving more details, he only said that an official announcement would be made soon.
So fortunately enough, in order to put all rumors to rest, Karan Johar took to his Twitter account on Big B’s birthday, to reveal that Dharma Producations’ upcoming project would not only star the two youngsters but also Senior Bachchan in the lead. No wonder they regard it as “one of its most ambitious films”.
He also revealed the film’s title – ‘BRAHMĀSTRA’and the genre of the film which is fantasy adventure. Since Bollywood does not have an upper hand when it comes to fantasy or adventure films as compared to Hollywood, it will be interesting to see how this rare Bollywood trilogy fares on the silver screen.
A TRILOGY …A FANTASY ADVENTURE….A LABOUR OF LOVE…..”BRAHMĀSTRA” pic.twitter.com/8yQ2Y0yWaD
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 11, 2017
Later, Alia Bhatt also took to her Twitter to express her excitement. She wrote, “Can’t wait for this one! #BRAHMASTRA” and all we could think of was how mutual our feelings our about this upcoming film!
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) October 11, 2017
The movie will have Ayan Mukherji behind the director’s wheel. Since Ayan has previously directed blockbusters like ‘Wake Up Sid’ and ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, the expectations are riding at an all-time high.
A few days ago, reports about Ranbir Kapoor undergoing training in horse-riding and gymnastics for the film surfaced. Ayan addressed these reports in an interview 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 world, and work accordingly.” He further 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.”
The only bad thing about this whole announcement is that the movie is slated for release in 2019 (15th August to be precise). Honestly, 2019 seems extremely far right now and we absolutely cannot wait for the first part of this trilogy it to hit the theatres. First day, first show? You bet!
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