Ranbir Kapoor calls Brahmastra ‘deeply rooted in Indian culture’, says he was given ‘opportunity to create our own Marvel’


Ranbir Kapoor is super excited about his upcoming Ayan Mukerji director Brahmastra, the first part of which will hit theaters in September this year. Speaking about the project, the actor said that he, along with Alia Bhatt, were extremely excited about Ayan’s brainchild.

“We were just three best friends, Alia and I, sitting and dreaming about this movie with Ayan, and being soldiers for him,” Kapoor told Variety.com. He added, “We were really excited and really privileged to be a part of this movie and to be a part of this vision so selfishly as an actor that I would do it again and again.”

Ranbir also said that because the film is “deeply rooted in Indian culture”, it would have a “connection with a wide audience”.

“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 movie, any good compelling story, made in your culture, in a way authentic, in true form, will connect to a wide audience,” Kapoor concluded.

Based on Indian mythology, Brahmastra is set in contemporary India, where a secret society called Brahmansh has guarded the Astras (divine weapons) created in ancient India for generations. The most powerful of them, the Brahmastra, now awakens and threatens to destroy the universe. The film sees the character of Ranbir possess superpowers. Mouni Roy, meanwhile, plays the antagonist of Ranbir’s Shiva. Alia Bhatt plays the love interest of Ranbir’s character. Brahmastra marks Ranbir and Alia’s first film following their April wedding.

Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna also play central roles in the feature film, which is set to be released in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam on September 9.

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