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Ayan Mukerji: ‘Ancient Indian history inspired me to create the world of Brahmastra’

Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from November 4

Entertainment Web Desk Calcutta Published 01.11.22, 11:46 AM
Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra.

Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra. YouTube

Ancient Indian history, yet to be explored in films, played an important role in inspiring director Ayan Mukerji to create the world of Astraverse in Brahmastra, the filmmaker has said ahead of the Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-starrer’s OTT premiere.

“The film is rooted in our ancient Indian history and culture, which in itself played a big role in what finally inspired the story and vision of Brahmāstra. The film introduces us to this concept of ancient Indian Astras in modern India, which is a unique idea — one that hasn’t been explored in our filmmaking or storytelling yet,” Ayan said, explaining the origin of Brahmastra.


“It was exciting to be able to tap into this world, because it allowed for a larger than life presentation, big visuals and technology that would be new and exciting for our audiences,” he added.

Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva, also starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna, will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from November 4.

“There are many elements that have shaped the film that audiences have seen or will be watching for the first time. The film at its core is a love story, which was important for me to remember and come back to because it grounded the narrative. Also, like all my films, music played a big role in tying everything together. it is the soul of the film,” said Ayan.

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