The last week has been a busy one for the Dharma Productions' team. Recently, at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the logo of their upcoming movie Brahmastra was revealed using over 100 drones, in the presence of Ayan Mukerji, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. It was a spectacular sight, indeed! Ahead of the special day, Ayan debuted on Instagram and has been speaking his heart out about the film ever since. He regularly shares memories, pictures, nostalgic titbits and what not? His latest post is about Ranbir Kapoor, and it will kind of remind you about the actor's critically acclaimed film Rockstar.
Ayan went on to reveal that Ranbir's character was first called Rumi, inspired by the 13th-century poet and philosopher with the same name who continues to live through all his creations. It looks like the film revolved around a different idea back then. "But then, there was a new inspiration, newer thoughts... Dragon became Brahmāstra, we gave Ranbir a haircut, and Rumi became... Shiva," he wrote. Ranbir, wearing a kurta and with his hair grown, indeed looks like a philosophical soul. Remember his artiste avatar from Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar that also heavily relied on Rumi's principles?
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Rumi. First, he was Rumi. Rumi with long hair. This image is from an early look test for the movie. Rumi said, ‘Love is the bridge between you and everything...’, and that feeling is the foundation we started building the protagonist of this movie on... But then, there was new inspiration, newer thoughts... Dragon became Brahmāstra, we gave Ranbir a haircut, and Rumi became... Shiva. #brahmastra #shivadiaries #memories #creativeprocess #evolving
Although the exact plotline of Brahmastra isn't known yet, in one of his earlier posts, Ayan told us that the basis of it was fire. We wonder if the film will have a strong mythological reference too.
We have to wait and find out! The film is slated to release on 20th December 2019.