Nagarjuna’s massive fan base in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is disappointed by the abbreviated length of his role in Ayan Mukerji’s scifi-mythological Brahmastra.

But Nagarjuna says he was very clear in his mind as to why he did the film. “When Ayan narrated the story to me, I was very sure I wanted to do this film no matter what the length of my role. It’s not always about how long you are on screen.In Andha Kanoon Amitji had a guest appearance. But people remember the film only for him. I don’t think anything like Brahmastra has been attempted in Indian cinema before. I just had to be part of it.”

As for the miniature size of his role Nag explains, “Sometimes it is a pleasure to just be part of a film you believe in regardless of the length of the film.I’ve done more than enough films where I am in nearly every frame.Brahmastra was fun to shoot. All my scenes were with Alia and Ranbir, and they are so talented.”

For fans desirous of seeing more of Nag on screen there is good news.

“I am there in full-force in my next release The Ghost. It is an out-and-out action thriller. At this stage of my career I like doing action films. At my age I think I am in good shape,” says Nag with a chuckle.