On the inauspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, with millions visiting temples to worship Lord Shiva, the makers of the film Brahmastra are releasing the first look of the Bollywood fantasy film today. PeepingMoon.com sources say it will be done in Prayagraj (Allahabad) where the Kumbh Mela 2019 that began on January 14, concludes with the sixth and final Shahi Snan. It cannot get holier, for this Kumbh Mela is held at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers in Prayagraj.
Brahmastra, which is produced by Dharma Productions and SaarthiE, and is being distributed by Fox Star Studios, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni among others. It is directed by Ayan Mukerji. Shooting began in February 2018 at Bulgaria and the film is being readied for release in December this year.
File photo of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor with Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji
Taking to social media this morning, Karan Johar was the first to tweet, “Sometimes the greatest journey begins with one BIG step.”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 4, 2019
And Nagarjuna, “A holy beginning for an EPIC journey.”
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) March 4, 2019
Significantly, all had the hashtag #Prayagraj and zeroed in on a map showing the holy town in UP. Ranbir, who is not on social media, stayed out of the teaser promo build up. Ranbir, Alia and Ayan were seen at the private Mumbai airport today afternoon, all set to jet off to Prayagraj (Allahabad) soon after Alia and Mr. Bachchan tweeted that the first look will be out at 7:30 pm today.
(L-R) Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Ayan Mukerji at the private Mumbai airport
Alia tweeted, "Kya aap sab tayyaar hai? See you all at 7:30 PM!
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 4, 2019
Mr. Bachchan tweeted, "
#Kumbh2019 mein ek adbhut kahaani ki shuruaat hogi! Stay tuned for more updates. #Brahmastra"
#Kumbh2019 mein ek adbhut kahaani ki shuruaat hogi! Stay tuned for more updates. #Brahmastra #RanbirKapoor @aliaa08 @iamnagarjuna #AyanMukerji @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 #NamitMalhotra @FoxStarHindi @DharmaMovies @BrahmastraFilm pic.twitter.com/6VGM4BOs0U
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 4, 2019
Brahmastra, which is believed to be a romantic fairy tale in a supernatural format, is one of 2019’s most anticipated films. Ayan explained that Brahmastra is a contemporary film and its title “resonates with ancient wisdom, energies and power”. It was initially thought to be a romantic superhero film until Ranbir and Ayan cleared the air. Interestingly,
Mouni has told the media that she is the “only villain” in Brahmastra. The film was also shot in London, New York and Edinburgh. But this evening, all eyes will be on Prayagraj to see what’s coming from there!