New Delhi: Director Ayan Mukerji revealed the first look of Amitabh Bachchan from his much-awaited film Brahmastra. The director introduced the megastar as ‘Guru’.
Taking to his Instagram account, Ayan wrote: “GURU (and his Prabhāstra – The Sword of Light) Since my first meeting with Mr. Bachchan in 2016 to discuss Brahmāstra, he has always said that he loved the concept of this venture – Ancient Indian Astras which are protected in India Today!”
“This blend of ancient Indian Spirituality and modern India – had really appealed to him, and to my great fortune, he agreed to be a part of Brahmāstra… And changed the destiny of our movie – by bringing his magnificent energy to our Guru – filling him with grace, wit and wisdom, “Ayan added.
Ayan’s post further read: “So much excitement and respect in my heart today, as we launch our Guru Poster, and celebrate this collaboration with the Greatest of Indian Cinema ! “गुरुर्साक्षात परब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नम:” (More Guru in our Trailer – on June 15th)”
In an interview with Variety, Ranbir talked about how director Ayan Mukerji has created his own Marvel with this film.
“It’s deeply rooted in Indian culture, and we had the opportunity to create our own Marvel, which Ayan is trying to do with his Astraverse. Any film, any good, compelling story, made in your culture, authentically, in its true form, will connect to a large audience,” said Ranbir.
“There is a little luck to it – like what kind of release you get, what kind of exposure you get. And in our case, we have Disney. And there’s nothing better than that. So, I believe that Brahmastra is in a great place where we have that opportunity, where a world audience can witness it,” the report quoted Ranbir.