Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor starrer Brahmastra exceeds Rs 400 crore budget, are stakeholders nervous?
The film took eight years in making and boasts of an ensemble cast including legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy. Also, with the guest appearance of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the stakes have gone higher.
As Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt ’s Brahmastra is approaching its release date, fans are waiting with bated breath to watch Bollywood’s costliest movie on the silver screen. However, the producers and stakeholders seem to be nervous as the movie budget is exceeding but are silently confident about the project.
Reportedly, the official budget of Ayan Mukerji’s directorial turns out to be Rs 410 crore which excludes print and publicity expenses. Taking into account the overall expenses, the film may cost between 450-500 crores. Also, it is being reported that the pricing strategy of the film at multiplexes will be at par with the budget, meaning the charges will be on the higher side. According to Bollywood Hungama, the producers DharmaProductions, Star Studios, and distributors Walt Disney Motion Pictures are confident that Brahmastra will create magic not just in the hearts of people but also at the box office.
The film took eight years in making and boasts of an ensemble cast including legendary Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Mouni Roy. Also, with the guest appearance of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the stakes have gone higher. Talking about the actors’ fees, Ranbir charged the highest amount of Rs 25 to 30 crores, while Alia, Amitabh, and Nagarjuna took around Rs 10-11 crore each as per DNA reports. And Mouni Roy has collected a fee of Rs 3 crore and Ayan’s director’s fee is not yet disclosed.
Speaking of Brahmastra, the upcoming movie is a fantasy adventure drama based on Hindi mythology and talks about the world of Astras. As per the official synopsis of the movie, “a young man named Shiva on the brink of falling in love with Isha, gets his world turned upside down when he discovers he has the power to control fire and a connection to a secret society of guardians.” The film has been slated for a theatrical release on September 9, 2022. And if the first part succeeds, the makers are looking forward to creating a trilogy.