The lead actors of Hindi cinema producer and director Karan Johar’s film ‘Brahmastra’, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor and the director of the movie Ayan Mukherjee have decided to voluntarily cut their salaries. The shooting for Brahmastra, like the rest of the films, has been stalled due to the lock-down caused by the corona virus. Due to the delayed shooting of the film, Karan Johar had to revisit the budget of the film.
The budget for this film of the Dharma Productions being made for Disney India is increasing every day due to stalled shooting. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are aware of the ground reality and so is Ayan Mukerji. Therefore, all of them have collectively decided to voluntarily cut their salaries.
However, according to sources, Dharma Productions might consider giving them some share of the revenue if the film is successful. Now how much will be given to them, no information has been disclosed yet. According to information received from sources, the completion of the film requires 40 more days of shooting.
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Due to the lockdown, there are few chances in the shooting which had to be shut down in a hurry. Due to stalled shooting, the budget of the film has increased even more than before. The film is loaded with heavy VFX and special effects. Right now, the work of VFX of this film is also going to be done in Shah Rukh Khan’s Studio Red Chillies Entertainment.
Given the current condition of Mumbai, there is little possibility of the lockdown ending and shooting starting anytime soon. Karan Johar’s film is already running late by two years. The film was to be released last year but due to lack of work, it was decided to release it on December 4 this year but now it seems too difficult to be so.
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Earlier this year, the whole team of Brahmastra promoted their movie in a very unique way by launching the logo of the film during the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj. They used hundreds of drones to create a mesmerizing logo of the film which went viral within a few hours.
Brahmastra is the first film starring the real life couple Ranbir and Alia. It was the most anticipated movies of 2020. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan in a key role.