After launching the first motion poster and the final release date of Brahmastra at a fan event in Delhi on December 15, Ayan Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt headed to Hyderabad to unveil the film's first look in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. SS Rajamouli joined the team at the event to do the honours. It is a known fact that Ranbir and Alia fell in love during Brahmastra's shoot. Amid rumours of wedding, Ayan told at the event that because of him, a lot of things couldn't happen in the star couple's lives.
The director revealed that he didn't want Ranbir and Alia to step out together and wanted the world to see their pairing exclusively in Brahmastra. "To be honest when we started our film, I thought this is the best casting- Ranbir and Alia, powerhouses. It was just too good. Then Ranbir and Alia became very good friends, then very very very good friends in life, then more than friends. So then, I didn't want the whole world to see them for these 4 years. I didn't want anyone to see them till my film had not come out. So, Lots of things haven’t happened in their lives because every time they went out together, I would be sitting at the back saying 'you all are ruining my film. Please don't go anywhere.' It feels good now that we can share them," Ayan told.
Karan Johar, the producer of Brahmastra, was also present at the event in Hyderabad. He added, "Ayan is very protective about this pair. But, I think he is has lost leverage. Had he come out with this film a few years ago then keeping them under wraps would have been a good idea. Unfortunately, you can't curb love that long. At its heart, it's a love story."
Brahmastra is a trilogy. The first part, titled Shiva, will release in theatres on September 9, 2022. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy in important roles.