Ever since Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy action-adventure, Brahmastra has announced the film is making headlines. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra went on the floors two years back, but the film has been constantly facing roadblocks.
Recently, producer Karan Johar’s studio partner, Fox Star Studios, was acquired by an international giant, Disney. Now according to the reports, studio has asked Karan Johar and director Ayan Mukerji to restrain the film’s run time.
If we go by the reports then in order to get maximum showcasing in theatres, the studio directed to hold back the time by around two and a half hours. This will reportedly be beneficial for investors.
“Brahmastra is undoubtedly the costliest Hindi film till date and to make sure the returns are on the point, the stakeholders are leaving no stone unturned. While the bound screenplay of Brahmastra and the rough first cut had a run time closer to the 3 hour mark, the studio suggested the team to cut it down by at-least 30 minutes keeping in mind the changing consumption pattern of the audiences, thereby making the film a memorable experience,” a daily quoted a source as saying.
As per the information after a brief shoot schedule in November, the film will finally be ready for the postproduction.
“It’s more of a song and some talkie scenes which are to be shot in the final schedule of approximately 10 days. The studio is looking to bring Brahmastra during the summer 2021 weekend, and is in no mood to delay it any further. The rough cut is ready with just some visual effect work pending now, which is going on in full swing. The sequences that remain to be shot won’t require too much of post-production, thereby enabling the team to lock the final edit quickly after the wrap and release the film,” the source added.
“The constant delay is more like an overhead for the studio.”
Produced by Karan Johar, the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Dimple Kapadia in pivotal roles. It will also see Shah Rukh Khan doing a cameo.