Ayan Mukerji turns producer with Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra
Ayan Mukerji then began work on the ambitious flick, Brahmastra. He once again got on board with Ranbir Kapoor, who acted in both Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. He was joined by Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna and Dimple Kapadia, and also Shah Rukh Khan in a special appearance.
Yesterday, reported that this VFX-heavy film’s promotional campaign is slowly taking shape. The makers have got multiple teaser cuts and motion posters passed from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), not just in Hindi but also in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Bengali.
Interestingly, as per the information on the CBFC website, three production houses have been listed as the producers of Brahmastra – Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios, and Starlight Pictures. While it was known that Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios are producing the film, the mention of Starlight Pictures was a surprise for many in the industry and trade.
Interestingly, Starlight Pictures was registered only recently, on February 1, 2021. Ayan has been listed as the company’s managing director while his father Deb Mukerji, cousin sister Sreeti Mukerji, and Niharika Bijli of the Bijli family of PVR are the rest of the directors.
A trade expert remarks, “This is not the first time that a Dharma protégé has turned producer. But in the past, people like Nikkhil Advani usually moved away from Dharma and then produced their films.
Shashank Khaitan, meanwhile, has been credited as a producer but for films made under the Dharma banner. Brahmastra is the first film where a separate banner has been floated by a Dharma director and it has been credited along with Dharma Productions.”