“They haven’t even finished shooting. They’ve a long way to go. How can Fox-Star ask for the length of Brahmastra to be cut when the film is yet to be completed?” asks a source very closely associated with Brahmāstra ,further adding, “They’ve plenty of shooting to be done before Brahmastra reaches the finishing line. Two whole schedules had to be cancelled . They need to rework their schedules as per Bachchan Saab’s requirements,” says the source.
Since Bachchan Saab is the senior-most among the principal cast and as he has had a tryst with Covid19, producer Karan Johar has advised the Brahmastra team to shoot the remaining portions as per Mr Bachchan’s convenience.
As far as the film’s length is concerned , sources say Brahmastra will have three separate segments, each a separate film.
“And all the three films in the Brahmastra series will be of approximately 2 hours duration,” says a source close to the project, thereby putting an end to the speculation regarding the film’s length.
Karan has revisited the budget for his Brahmastra which is directed by his favourite protégée Ayan Mukerjee and stars Ranbir Kapoor, Karan’s favourite actor of the post-Shah Rukh Khan generation along with his most favourite protégée Alia Bhatt.Somewhere Karan now feels he may have gotten swept into this mammoth project without really considering all the ifs and buts.
“Whether Bhamhastra goes forward as a series or not will depend on how the first film fares. Just because you have a lavish project it doesn’t mean the audience will lap it up. As for Bramhastra featuring Ranbir with the mighty Amitabh Bachchan together for the first time, didn’t Thugs Of Hindustan feature Aamir Khan with Mr Bachchan for the first time. What good did that do to the project?” reasons a source.