New Delhi, Apr 27: Writer and director Ayan Mukerji, who is coming up with a fantasy film 'Brahmastra' starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy in the pivotal roles, on Saturday said the release of the movie had been postponed and would now be released in summer 2020.
Mukerji released a statement and said, “'Brahmastra’ is a dream that began for me in 2011 and I have been actively pursuing it since 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' released in 2013. That dream is about creating a movie that offers our country something that's really...new and amazing and next level...in terms of story, characters and emotion, always... but also in terms of visual and visual effects. It's been a long, long road trying to achieve this vision.
“When we broke the logo for 'Brahmastra' at the Kumbh, we were excited that the end of that road was in sight..Christmas 2019.. the date we announced for the release of the movie. But in the past week, I have learnt that all the teams working on the movie, led by my VFX teams, need more time in order to get the VFX right, to get the sound and music right, and eventually to get the film right,” he said in the statement.
“With that in mind, we are moving away from Christmas 2019 as our goal for the release of the movie. Working towards that goal could affect the most important goal--which is to create the best possible movie experience that 'Brahmastra' can be! Our release date is now slated for Summer 2020 but we will announce this officially once we are absolute certain of this date.”
“I believe that the extra time going into making the movie is essential to achieve the dream of 'Brahmastra', and I really hope that we make up for the delay by giving our movie-loving country something they can really love and feel proud of,' he added.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Dharma productions said,'With sheer hardwork and dedication, dreams come to life! #Brahmastra coming this summer 2020! @SrBachchan #RanbirKapoor @aliaa08 @iamnagarjuna @roymouni #AyanMukerji @ipritamofficial @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 #NamitMalhotra @FoxStarHindi @BrahmastraFilm'.
Producer Karan Johar said,'Dreams are built with love & hard work! #Brahmastra coming in Summer 2020! @SrBachchan #RanbirKapoor @aliaa08 @iamnagarjuna @roymouni #AyanMukerji @ipritamofficial @apoorvamehta18 #NamitMalhotra @FoxStarHindi @BrahmastraFilm @DharmaMovies'.
'Brahmastra' was set to initially supposed to release on August 15, 2019.
The principal photography began in Bulgaria in February 2018, and the film is scheduled for release in standard formats, 3D and IMAX. (UNI)