Karan Johar’s Brahmastra is one of the most awaited films of the year. And it’s not surprising considering it stars real life lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt and is produced by Karan Johar. However, one of the biggest revelations that has emerged is concerning the antagonist in the movie. Apparently, the negative character is not a male but a female! And it’s none other than Mouni Roy!
Mouni herself made this revelation in an interview. A successful television actor, Mouni made her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in the sports biopic Gold which did well at the box office. Now, she has got another big break with Brahmastra. "I am playing the main villain in the film and I am really looking forward to it. What is more liberating for me is playing different characters that challenge me. I was surprised initially that they wanted me to play the villain," Mouni told PTI.
Mouni said that Ayan (Mukerjee, the director) decided that she should be a villain after watching her TV series Nagin. "Ayan had seen something from Naagin and felt I could play the villain. So you never know what clicks with whom. As an actor you should be willing to experiment and be versatile otherwise you can't learn and grow," added Mouni.
Brahmastra also features Amitabh Bachchan and it is supposed to be a trilogy. "My life is fulfilled after working with Mr. Bachchan. Ranbir and Alia are sweethearts, they are too good. They all are such big stars that you get scared walking on the sets. But they have been very generous, welcoming and made me feel comfortable. With great success and talent they also have that humility to accept people from outside," she says.