Reported ‘Brahmastra’ budget figures 'all wrong': Ranbir

Wednesday 21st September 2022 08:01 EDT

Actor Ranbir Kapoor has come forward to defend his recent release ‘Brahmastra’, days after Kangana Ranaut questioned how several trade publications and analysts are calling the movie a hit. As is the norm with her these days, the actress went on a rant on the movie’s massive budget and stated the film needs to do a lot more to be called a hit.

Now, in a recent interview, Ranbir said the economics of ‘Brahmastra’s is much different and all figures of budget floating around are “wrong”. Ranaut had shared a number of posts on Instagram, casting doubts on the movie’s collections, saying a film with a budget of £65 million cannot be called a hit after earning £24.6 million. Meanwhile, other sources have referred to the film budget as £41 million.

In what appears to be a response to the rumours, Ranbir said, “These days, we are reading a lot where people are discussing the budget of the film. People are saying this much is the budget and this much is the recovery. But ‘Brahmastra’ is unique being where the budget is not just for one film but for the whole trilogy.” While he did not discuss the figure, he emphasised that a lot of the work already done for part one would be used in the sequels, thereby spreading that expense out over the other films.

He added, “So, the assets we have created for the film, like the fire VFX or effects for other superpowers, they will be used in three films. So, it’s not like the figures floating around, whether it’s hundred rupees or two hundred rupees, are correct. It’s all wrong. The economics of this film is not like the economics of other films that have been made in our industry. Now, we can easily go into part two and part three. With part one, Ayan had to learn how to make this kind of a film.

‘Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva’, the movie also stars Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy, with extended cameos by Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Nagarjuna. It has become the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year by its ninth day and is on course to be one of the highest-grossing of all time.

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