|Directed by||Ayan Mukerji|
|Produced by||Hiroo Johar|
|Written by||Ayan Mukerji|
|Edited by||Manik Dawar|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
Brahmastra stylized as Brahmāstra (Hindi pronunciation: [bɾəʱmaːst̪ɾ]) is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language fantasy film written and directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and will serve as the first film in a planned trilogy.
Principal photography began in Bulgaria in February 2018 and the film is scheduled for release on 20 December 2019.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Brahma
- Ranbir Kapoor as Shiva
- Alia Bhatt as Isha
- Mouni Roy
- Nagarjuna Akkineni as Vishnu
- Dimple Kapadia
- Divyendu Sharma
Producer Karan Johar announced the film via Twitter on 11 October 2017 revealing that it would be made into a film trilogy.  The preparation for the film started in January 2018. In an interview, Kapoor revealed that Mukerji "has spent six years of his life working really hard to make an original story" and that the trilogy would be made over a period of 10 years and refuted rumours suggesting that it is a romantic superhero film. Instead Kapoor confirmed that the film is a "romantic-fairytale in a supernatural format." and that the film is not something which "doesn’t have truth to it, or which is unbelievable". Initially the film's title was rumoured to be Dragon but was later changed to Brahmastra. Director Ayan Mukerji explained that the title 'Brahmastra' "resonates with the “ancient wisdom, energies and power,”. Mukerji also revealed that it is a "contemporary film with ancient elements."
Bachchan revealed his experience with look tests for the film expressing that it is a "tedious job, sticking removing applying de applying and applying again, until some decision is reached" Nagarjuna also confirmed that he would be playing a "pivotal" role.Also , Mouni Roy said that she is the 'only villain' of the Karan Johar movie .
The principal photography began in February 2018 with the commencement of the first schedule of the film on 24 February 2018. The first schedule of the movie was wrapped up in Bulgaria on 24 March 2018. The second schedule of filming continued in Bulgaria and then London on 8 July 2018., in London, New York and then in Bulgaria. Extensive shooting will start in February 1, 2019 at Edinburgh, Scotland.
Marketing and release
The title logo of the film was revealed on March 4, 2019. In the evening of the same day logo of the film Brahmāstra was launched on Maha Shivratri at Kumbh Mela. In first of its kind 150 drones were used to lit the sky up to form the logo. A video of launch of logo at Kumbh Mela 2019 was released by Fox Star Hindi on 5 March 2019, a new promotional initiative in Bollywood. The official logo of Brahmāstra was released on 6 March 2019. Baahubali director SS Rajamouli and Tamil actor Dhanush launch the logos of the movie in Telugu and Tamil.
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