Even before Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva’ had hit the screens, the second installment of the film created a buzz with the rumour that actress Deepika Padukone would headline the cast.
The official trailer of the film which was released in June also hinted at Deepika essaying the role of ‘Jal Devi’, who had a blink-and-miss appearance in the clip.
For those unversed, ‘Brahmastra’ has been in the making for almost a decade. Director Ayan Mukerji had previously shared that he came up with the idea of the film while he was still working on ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ starring Ranbir and Deepika.
As per a report by Bollywood Life, Deepika will be essaying the role of Ranbir’s mother in the second part. Her character may be responsible for shaping the entire progress and transformation of Shiva.
‘Brahmastra Part One: Shiva’ is set in modern-day India, against the premise of a secret society called the Brahmansh; who generation after generation have protected many divine ‘Astras’ (weapons) that were created in ancient India, and are safeguarded from the eyes of the world.
The most powerful and the deadliest amongst these divine weapons; the Lord of all the Other Astras – named after the most powerful weapon of the Gods, the Brahmastra, is now waking up. And it threatens to completely destroy the universe we know today.
‘Brahmastra – Part One: Shiva’ also features Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni. It also has special appearances by Shah Rukh Khan and Dimple Kapadia
It is a joint production of Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus, and Starlight Pictures.
‘RRR’ director SS Rajamouli came on board as a presenter for the south region, where the movie was released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.