Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s ‘Brahmastra’, directed by Ayan Mukerji, is doing phenomenally well at the box office. The film has created quite a buzz ever since it hit theatres on September 9.
It may be mentioned that, like several other recent releases, ‘Brahmastra’ too was hit by the ‘#boycott’ trend before it hit the screens. However, the fantasy action-adventure film managed to remain unharmed, and has already become one of the highest grossers of the year.
During an interaction with News18, Ayan opened up about the #BoycottBrahmastra trend and said that they were too focussed on the film to think about anything else.
The filmmaker said that the idea was to focus only on the positives. “We did care what people were saying but at the same time we were okay. It may sound idealistic but we were so focussed on our film and the overall message of the film was all about love and we had a concept which was there on our posters which said, ‘The light is coming,’ so we didn’t really have any time to think about anything else.”
He added that his broad appeal is that everyone gives the film a chance. “As a filmmaker, I am inviting everyone to come and watch it, including the people who are making all the noise and also the ones who aren’t convinced with our film. We want them to give us a chance, see the effort that we have put in, the kind of VFX we have done because I feel no film of that nature has done it and experience the way Indian mythology is depicted. Once you watch the film you are entitled to your opinion whether you like it or not and I am open to all kinds of suggestions,” he said.
Reportedly, ‘Brahmastra’ has already earned over Rs 150 crore club at the domestic box office within just five days of its release and the film is expected to continue its dream run this week too.
‘Brahmastra’ stars Ranbir and Alia in lead roles, with Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna playing key characters. The film also has a special cameo by Shah Rukh Khan.