According to Ranbir Kapoor, who sees his new movie “Brahmastra Part One; Shiva” as having “no reference” and being challenging to categorize into any one genre, you can’t advance without taking risks.
The actor portrays a contemporary divine hero in the movie, which was directed by Ayan Mukerji and also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt. This is possibly the actor’s most ambitious effort to date.
This is not a Marvel movie, It is incredibly innovative for its genre. We are unable to compare “Brahmastra” to any other international film. I watch a lot of movies and have watched every one that is now available. Before the release of the much-anticipated project’s trailer, Ranbir said, “There is no allusion to this film.
“Unfortunately, we received the label of this being a superhero film very early on when we started this production… I portray a character who has a heavenly power in it, but the movie is not about superheroes, he remarked.
Regarding the movie, the first in a trilogy, Ranbir said that superhero movies might be an option in the future.
Ranbir claims that he and Mukerji, who also directed his prior hits “Wake Up Sid” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” had the opportunity to simply make a lot of money with a different love tale but they decided to go the challenging route instead.
“Movie production is difficult. After “Yeh Jawaani,” Ayan might have made a lot of money with a love story, and my career could have continued with another blockbuster movie. But he took the chance, and without taking the chance you can’t advance,” the actor said in an interview at his Bandra house, “Vastu.”
“Our aspirations are greater than I can describe. He is a director, and I am an actor; we have no idea where we can take them. After “Sanju” in 2018, “Brahmastra” will be Ranbir’s first film to be released. Yeh Jawaaani, Mukerji’s final movie, was released in 2013.
“I don’t believe I have the talent to go straight from one film to another. It requires time. As you get older, you prefer to make high-quality films rather than a lot of them. You want to be a part of wonderful movies, and good movies take time, therefore that is the way you want to live your life, according to Ranbir.
He is conscious that a lot depends on the success of “Brahmastra,” a high-profile fantasy adventure with a large budget that has never been attempted in Bollywood. But he added that he is not concerned about how long it took to release the movie.
Mouni Roy and South actor Nagarjuna both appear in the movie. Working alongside superstars like Bachchan and Nagarjuna or cooperating with his wife Alia were just a few of the “every want” fulfillments Ranbir claimed he experienced while making the movie.
“For an actor, having the opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan is a true honor and luxury. He is the greatest and best actor in India.
“To work with an actor like Alia… Before Alia became Alia Bhatt, I told Ayan and Karan (Johar) at his house that they should watch her second movie, Highway, because I thought she was the future Amitabh Bachchan. That my forecast is coming true makes me happy. She is a limitless, tremendous actor who has such an impact. According to Ranbir, his partnership with Mukerji goes beyond the norm for an actor and filmmaker. Both of them like the process of starting anything from scratch, which is why he has been involved in “Brahmastra Development “‘s from the time it was first imagined ten years ago. Since then, there have been numerous alterations to the movie.
He always talks about his thoughts when he is excited since we are so close. And he doesn’t only talk about the subject superficially; he also delves deeper. He could believe I can grasp his concepts. The movie was first written with a somewhat different plot—it was about two guys. He originally intended to compose “Brahmastra” as a story about friendship, fire, and water, the actor remarked.
“It was quite amazing how he combined the new age lifestyle with ancient Indian heritage. It was a real honor to work with him and just observe,” Ranbir continued.
In the movie, he portrays Shiva, a DJ who has an odd bond with fire. According to Ranbir, Lord Shiva served as an inspiration for the film’s imagery and the character’s traits.
“This is not a character you can readily understand or act like. To succeed, you’ll need a lot of people, things, and your imagination. Additionally, everything you see on the sets is a creation. There are many additional aspects to Lord Shiva outside only his role as the god of dancing and destruction. There is something about Lord Shiva’s life that you can relate to in every scene and time. Producer Karan Johar made the formal announcement about the movie in 2017. It will be released worldwide on September 9.
Ranbir stated that he personally is happy but anxious for Mukerji, who he claimed had given his entire life to this movie.
“This is the biggest undertaking I’ll ever take on. We have other projects outside of acting. But for him, there is only this: He must act as if his life depends on it. I firmly believe it, because you can never go wrong with your faith when you believe in anything. There will be theatrical releases of “Brahmastra Part One: Shiva” in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures all worked together to produce it.