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Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji: “There is no way to pay for what Shah Rukh Khan has done”

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20220925 173104

Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji: 'There is no way to repay what Shah Rukh Khan has done'

SRK in Brahmastra. (courtesy: srkfanforever3)

Mumbai:

True to the opening credits of Brahmastra part one: ShivaAyan Mukerji is “forever grateful to Mr. Shah Rukh Khan” who, in addition to his extensive cameo appearance, brought his experience of having worked on many VFX-heavy films to the director’s most ambitious project. BrahmastraHeadlined by Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, it may have received mixed reviews, but Khan’s appearance is one of the highlights of the epic fantasy action-adventure film.

“We write that in our credits, ‘Forever grateful to Mr. Shah Rukh Khan.’ Sometimes people come and do something so generous and big-hearted.

“There is no way to repay what Shah Rukh Khan has done in Brahmastra. Unanimously, one of the favorite things in Brahmastra has been the sequence of Mr. Shah Rukh,” Mukerji told PTI in an interview here.

Premiered on September 9, Brahmastra follows the story of Shiva (Ranbir), a DJ, who goes on a journey with his love interest Isha (Alia) to discover the origins of his special powers and discovers his connection to a secret community called Brahmansh, led by Guruji (Amitabh). Bachchan).

Shah Rukh Khan plays Mohan Bhargava, a scientist and important member of Brahmansh, who guards one of the pieces of the ancient Astra. His character drives the ‘Vanarastra’ in the movie.

The 39-year-old filmmaker remembered the star, who starred in the 2011 superhero flick. Ra.One which was packed with VFX, not only understood his struggle to make a spectacular film, but also supported his vision.

“I think, having done a lot of visual effects movies, he knows the difficulty of making that kind of movie. He appreciated the journey he was on and knew how difficult it would be. He felt that if he could give a little support to the vision, he should do it,” he said.

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Naming Khan’s character as Mohan Bhargava is a nod to his role in the acclaimed 2004 film. diapersin which Mukerji had served as assistant director.

Ayan Mukerji said he purposely chose to surprise the ardent fans of the film, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker.

“In diapers, plays a NASA scientist named Mohan Bhargava, who decides to go back and work in India. Since he had worked in diapers as an assistant, I thought it would be good to include it here,” he added.

The director further said that he is not sure if any other actor would have had the “greatness” of what Shah Rukh Khan did for Brahmastrawhich is a planned trilogy.

The superstar’s gesture only encouraged him to selflessly support someone on their film journey one day, he added.

“He just came in and did a great sequence. I don’t know if anyone else would. People don’t. I hope one day, if I get to that position, I can selflessly do something to help someone.” something else,” she said.

Also starring Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna, Brahmastra is produced by Star Studios and Dharma Productions. RRR Director SS Rajamouli introduces the film in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages.

The film earned 300 crores in gross box office receipts worldwide in the first week of its release, the filmmakers announced on Friday.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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