Alia Bhatt says 'Brahmastra' could put them “on a global pedestal”

Saturday 13th April 2019 06:11 EDT

Alia Bhatt believes Ayan Mukerji's 'Brahmastra' is unique and at par with global standards. The first part of the three-part fantasy drama series stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia and Amitabh Bachchan in important roles. Speaking in an interview, Alia said she has immense faith in Ayan's vision. She said, “Ranbir and I have always maintained that 'Brahmastra' is not a superhero film; it is a mystical fantasy drama. There is no reference. It's a new film that is emerging from our industry. It could be a film that will make this industry proud and put us on a global pedestal. I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but there's immense faith in Ayan's vision.”

She also lavished praise on Ranbir and his craft. She said, “I have always been a great admirer of his craft. He is an honest actor who extracts the best from himself when in front of the camera. There are no trappings, and even if he has a process, it is an internal one, on camera.” The logo for the movie was unveiled on Maha Shivratri during the Kumbh Mela. Alia believes the film has the biggest of weapons in mythology and occupies an all-important place from the Ramayana to the Mahabharata. She added that 'Brahmastra' is not simply a superhero film, it is mystical fantasy drama.

The film has been shot in various places across the world including Israel, Bulgaria and Mumbai. Apart from Ranbir, Alia and Amitabh, it also stars Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy.

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