Brahmastra, the long-gestating film project of Ayan Mukerji, took 11 years to complete. When working on Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani, the screenwriter proposed the concept of an Indian sci-fi superhero movie, saying, “I’ve always felt really powerful energy, a great spirit in our mountains.
He wrote the script back in 2011 in Shimla. And I really believe that the Brahmastra vision sprang from the energy of the Himalayas. The film’s story took the 39-year-old director three years to finish, and it was originally scheduled for release in December 2016But a succession of failures led to the project’s suspension.Ayan Mukerji chose Ranbir Kapoor to play the title role in Brahmastra.
The actor was currently focused on the filming of Sanju, though. In a subsequent interview, the director recalled this, adding, “He [Kapoor] was due to start preparations with me but he elected to start Sanju first. I was furious. Having him collaborate with Raju Hirani made me delighted, yet what about my project?
As soon as filming began, the director announced the December 2019 release date. Due to difficult visual effects (VFX) and multiple reshoots, Mukerji’s plan for the film turned out to be impracticable for a 2019 release.On the set, the Rockstar star contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic, forcing the crew to break.