Karan Johar production of his favourite director protégé Ayan Mukerjee’s Brahmastra is is not only turning out to be , by far, the most expensive film to be produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, it is also now , unofficially the most expensive Hindi film Star-Fox(now Disney-Hotstar) has invested in.
The question is, how much was Brahmastra orignally budgeted at and how far has it exceeded the original budget ? No one is willing to divulge exact figures on -record. However a source in the know on condition of anonymity revealed, “Brahmastra was originally planned as a joint Dharma-StarFox co-production . It was meant to be a series of three films with each budgeted at around 150 crores. However the first film over-shot its budget by leaps. At the moment it seems to be budgeted at Rs 300 crores with no sign of completion in the immediate future.The other two films planned in the trilogy stand annulled.”
Brahmastra said to be an amalgamation of science-fiction and occultism is planned as a never-before experience for Indian movie-goers starring Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna , Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Ranbir and Alia have never been paired together before. Let’s hope the film releases before they marry or break up.