Ranbir Kapoor says that K Vijayendra Prasad made a significant contribution to Brahmastra; the latter claims, “I haven’t done anything.”
Writer K Vijayendra Prasad is responsible for some of South Indian cinema’s biggest blockbusters, including son S S Rajamouli’s mega-hits Baahubali and RRR. Vijayendra, who also wrote the Salman Khan hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan, has now stepped in to save Karan Johar’s long-awaited, massively over-budgeted Brahmastra. The film, directed by Ayan Mukerjee and starring Ayan Mukerjee’s friend Ranbir Kapoor, will be released on September 9th. Even before its debut, Brahmastra has been rumoured to be a massive flop.
Ranbir Kapoor has disclosed that Vijayendra Prasad was brought in as a consultant to make adjustments to the picture, and that those improvements have increased the film’s inherent value significantly.
Vijayendra Prasad, as usual, minimises his involvement. “Ranbir Kapoor is being overly generous. I haven’t accomplished much. When something is cooked and someone is requested to taste it, it is similar to a meal. The taster may advise that the food be salted more. Brahmastra was displayed to me and I was asked for my thoughts. All I did was season the food with salt.”
However, word among Karan Johar’s circle is that Brahmastra’s climax has been changed at Vijayendra Prasad’s request. Vijayendra, on the other hand, denies making any major alterations to the picture. “I’ve only tightened a few nuts and bolts.” Don’t give me too much credit for some of the product improvement suggestions I made. Ayan Mukerjee has made a wonderful film. It’ll be a big hit with the youngsters.”
The trailer for Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Amitabh Bachchan, will be unveiled on June 15th.
Set in modern-day India, where Brahmansh, a hidden society, has been guarding the astras (weapons) developed thousands of years ago in ancient India. Brahmastra, one of them, has now awakened and intends to destroy the universe. Shiva (Ranbir Kapoor) must use the power of fire he has been given to stop it, but first he must identify it. Brahma (Amitabh Bachchan), Vishnu (Nagarjuna Akkineni), Isha (Alia Bhatt), and Damyanti (Alia Bhatt) round out the fantasy cast (Mouni Roy).