Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are sharing screen space together for the first time in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming flick Brahmastra. The two stars have been busy shooting for the big budget film, both in India and abroad. The shooting started in Bulgaria in February 2018 and each shooting location is said to have an important connection with the film’s story. Ranbir and Alia recently completed filming for Brahmastra in Varanasi and will soon be heading to Manali hill station in Himachal Pradesh, which is a popular shooting spot for Bollywood films. The duo is expected to be in Manali in November for a period of fifteen days and their shoot will be focused on Ranbir’s character in the film, Shiva, his origins and the beginning of his journey of self-discovery.
Produced by Karan Johar, Brahmastra is a fantasy-adventure film, inspired by mythology, although it is set in contemporary times. KJo announced the film in October 2017 and revealed that it is going to be a trilogy. Ranbir Kapoor has previously said that Brahmastra is a “romantic-fairytale in a supernatural format." The first part will portray Shiva’s discovery of his superpower to generate fire from his palms.
Alia portrays Isha, Shiva’s love interest in the film, who accompanies him on his journey of self-discovery. Brahmastra also features Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Dimple Kapadia and Mouni Roy. The film was initially scheduled to release on Indian Independence Day, 15th August 2019, but was postponed to 25th December 2019. However, as there is a lot of VFX work involved in the film, the release date has been pushed further to mid 2020, with the exact date to be announced after the completion of the VFX parts. Brahmastra is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2020 and will be theatrically released in standard as well 3D and IMAX formats.